Anniesland SNP

A message from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon:

As efforts to delay the spread of COVID-19 virus are stepped up, everyone needs to do everything they can to avoid contact with others. You can read the latest advice here.

Obviously for our movement, that means suspending all campaigning – cancelling any planned social events and branch meetings only held if using remote technologies.

But as First Minister, I need your help too. I am asking each of you to now focus on looking out for your family, friends and neighbours – paying particular attention to the elderly or those who have underlying health problems.

We are the largest political campaigning network in Scotland, with volunteers living in every neighbourhood. We have a big part to play.

Together, we can make sure we are looking out for those around us. Together we can care for those who are elderly and vulnerable.

If you are well, here’s some of the ways that you can help:

  • Stay in touch with vulnerable individuals over the phone, by post or online.
  • See if people need any shopping, medication or help by running some errands.
  • Encourage people to stay active around the house and keep moving.
  • Create WhatsApp or Facebook groups to coordinate the effort across your neighbourhood.

I’ll be in touch with further updates in the days and weeks ahead.

Let’s do all we can to rise to this challenge.

Let’s ensure those in our communities who need our support most are not left to cope alone.

Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Advice from the Scottish and UK Governments

Stay safe, protect others, save lives.

• Wear a face covering
• Avoid crowded places
• Clean hands and surfaces regularly
• Stay 2m away from other people
• Self-isolate and book a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms

The latest public health advice about COVID-19 can be found at www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

If you don’t have symptoms and are looking for general information, you can phone the Scottish Government’s free helpline on 0800 028 2816

The latest Scottish Government advice, including social distancing and stay at home advice, can be found at www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19

The latest business support and advice can be found at findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/coronavirus-advice or through the dedicated Scottish Government helpline on 0300 303 0660