Coronavirus testing: McDonald Rd, 14 to 20 June

Edinburgh Council says

Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways we can all help keep people safe and stop the spread of COVID-19 in Edinburgh. Infection rates are rising across Edinburgh, particularly in some communities.

We’re asking people who have no COVID-19 symptoms to come along to McDonald Road Library from Monday 14 June to Sunday 20 June for a test. We’re open from 9am to 6pm and there’s no need to book. Testing is free, fast and safe. It will only take around 15 minutes to take the test and 45 minutes for people to be sent their results.

If you can’t get to the library, you can order free rapid lateral flow test kits online or by phoning the National Testing Centre on 119.

Almost 1 in 3 people infected with Covid-19 don’t have any of the usual symptoms but are potentially passing on the virus unknowingly to family, friends and others in the community. By getting tested people can find out if they are positive and self-isolate at home to stop spreading the virus to others. People who have been vaccinated are also encouraged to take a test as they may still carry the virus.

You can find out more about community testing on our web pages at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/communitytesting

Please can you share this with your contacts in the community and encourage people to come along.

Thank you for your help.

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 25 February 2021

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NTBCC: Broughton St – a community hub, Spaces for People proposals

NTBCC has published the following leaflet on Broughton St. It connects with these previous posts:

Click either image below to see the full PDF. The text of the PDF is reproduced below.

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NTBCC minutes – Monday 11 January 2021

Minutes of New Town & Broughton Community Council’s ordinary meeting, held via Zoom, on Monday 11 January 2021 at 7pm Continue reading

Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting, 26 November 2020

Minutes of the Community Councils Together on Trams/Trams Team meeting
(Construction Phase) via Google Meet on Thursday 26 November 2020 at 5:30pm Continue reading

FREE TRANSPORT to vaccine appointments for people with mobility challenges

Adapted from communication received from HandiCabs (HcL)  

Shelter: Questions about coronavirus and housing rights?

 

Shelter leaflet, with link to http://shelter.org.uk/get_help

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

We’ve seen a big increase in demand for our services since the coronavirus pandemic began. We’re here with the latest information and advice for people whose housing has been impacted by COVID-19, such as people who’ve accrued rent arrears due to losing their jobs, or are threatened with illegal evictions.

Signpost clients with housing problems to Shelter’s free online housing advice for:

  • reliable and updated information
  • step by step advice guides
  • access to a webchat adviser
  • an emailed copy of the chat

Visit shelter.org.uk/covid19 or search ‘Shelter housing advice’.

For people in urgent housing need (if they’re homeless or likely to be homeless within 8 weeks; or are at risk of harm), please signpost them to our emergency helpline at shelter.org.uk/get_help.

For an overview of which Shelter services to signpost to when, please see their Signposting Guide. (Click the image above to see the full PDF.)