Blairmore Village Trust


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Together COVID-19: Let’s look after each other

To slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) the general public are being asked to stay at home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary social contact. It is particularly important that people over 70 and those who have underlying health conditions drastically limit social contact and keep themselves as safe from infection as they can. As a result, many if not most of our local community activities are on hold until further notice. But that does not mean we need to lose touch with each other, or that anyone should struggle to cope with the crisis alone.

Below is a list of phone numbers and places where you can find help and support locally, whether you need supplies brought in, the dog walked, or you’re just going stir-crazy in self-isolation and need someone to talk to.

Shore Hub Blairmore Village Trust has suspended the weekly Shore Hub sessions (Thursday mornings) until further notice.

We do however recognise that local residents may be affected more by the isolation, along with some other practical difficulties and we are keen to ensure that people are supported in the best ways to meet their needs. If you would like any help or just want a chat, please feel free to contact any of the following Blairmore residents :– Catherine Rae 01369 840211; Margaret Le May 07584991065; Sue Rule 01369 840563; Agnes Harvey 07802 424487 or Jeannie Christie 07950 052073.

Kilmun Community Council

KCC is helping to co-ordinate the community response to the COVID-19 situation. Information is available on the website www.kilmuncc.co.uk and Facebook page Kilmun Community Council & The Shore Sweepers www.facebook.com/groups/728073660914983. Janet Holm also maintains an email distribution list which enables us to circulate information widely around the local community. If you want anything promulgated, or wish to be added to this list, please contact Janet janetholm@btinternet.com tel. 07740 860331

Argyll & Bute Council Information for communities available on: https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/coronavirus/help-for-communities


To help local folk keep in touch remotely, Ardentinny have created a Facebook group “Ardentinny Residents Group” www.facebook.com/groups/2824519547633984. You do not need to be a Facebook user to access the link. Please feel free to use this group to post tips, ask for help, or ideas for keeping our spirits up. ACC intend to print out important stuff and post to the notice boards for those who don’t use Facebook.

Loch ‘n’ Glen - Together The Shore Road Café

Susan and Paul, new owners of the former Strone Post Office Stores, now the Shore Road Café & Shop, are willing to act as a communication point for any customers self-isolating, or looking out for vulnerable neighbours – or who just want someone to talk to. They plan to servie homemade soup to take away and are happy to talk to local folk about arranging delivery of groceries/food etc. Susan will get things in to order as long as she is able to get it from her suppliers. Pop in for a chat, or call 01369 840 662 / email theshorestrone@gmail.com to discuss your needs.

Church of Scotland. At the present time there is no public worship in Church of Scotland buildings however we are opening the Church from 10 – 12 on Sundays for personal prayer and reflection and we are keeping a very high profile presence on our face book page and our webpage. There will be regular information updates and Sunday worship on the page. Our locum Rev Joe Stewart is also happy to make telephone calls to anyone who is vulnerable and isolated in the local community, and would welcome a chat and a little reassurance. Members of the church are happy to deliver groceries or make phone calls. Just let us know. Our facebook page can be found by searching The Shore Kirk and our website is https://sites.google.com/view/theshorekirk/home. Rev. Joe Stewart 01369 703438

NHS SCOTLAND ADVICE www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus If you have symptoms of COVID-19

If you've developed a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature in the last 7 days, stay at home for 7 days from the start of your symptoms even if you think your symptoms are mild.

Phone your GP if your symptoms:

• are severe or you have shortness of breath

• worsen during home isolation

• have not improved after 7 days You should also phone your GP if you develop breathlessness or it worsens, especially if you:

• are 60 years old or over

• have underlying poor health • have heart or lung problems • have a weakened immune system, including cancer • have diabetes

If your GP is closed, phone NHS 24 on 111. If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms. Coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline If you don't have symptoms and are looking for general information, NHS Scotland operate a free helpline on 0800 028 2816. The helpline is open: Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 10.00pm, Saturday & Sunday, 8.00am - 6.00pm


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