Advice From the Scottish Government: https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus has general advice and sections on
checking your symptoms
shielding, physical distancing and more
a link to NHS Inform for more information
You should contact NHS 24 (by dialling 111) only if you are displaying symptoms which are particularly severe, which have not improved after seven days or which worsen during home isolation.
Highland Community COVID-19 Response A really useful website detailing the support available throughout the Highlands, during the COVID-19 Crisis. covidhelp4highland.org/ Part of the Highland Community COVID-19 Response site is the Community Action Register, a map of all registered activity, it is posted for information and to help understand the scope of the response at a local level.
A message for business from Malcolm MacLeod, Highland Council:
Health Advice On-line and by Phone UK Government: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Scottish Government: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/ NHS Health Advice: https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus Highland Council: https://www.highland.gov.uk/coronavirus Highland Council COVID-19 Helpline: Freephone: 0300 303 1362 Monday-Friday 8am-6pm . If you need help or can offer help, please phone the Highland Council Freephone Helpline. Calls will be directed to the Sutherland Ward Manager who then directs the query to the appropriate department or person. Shielding https://www.highland.gov.uk/coronavirus/shielding Vulnerable individuals have been sent a letter or text from the NHS. If you are shielding and require support please telephone the Highland Council dedicated number: 01349 886 699 Shielding is a measure to protect extremely vulnerable people. Those who are extremely vulnerable should not leave their homes and should minimise all non- essential contact with other members of their household. A ‘community hub’ has been set up at Golspie High School; their main activity is to deliver food to vulnerable households that are not able to obtain groceries. Donald Mitchell (Countryside Ranger based in Durness) will be making deliveries to North West Sutherland.
Scottish Government Helpline for Vulnerable People Telephone: 0800 111 4000 open 9.00-5.00 on weekdays This helpline will provide advice to those who are at high risk from coronavirus and do not have a support network at home. It is aimed at people who are older, disabled, pregnant, or who receive a flu jab for health reasons. It will connect them to local services which can help provide food and medicine as well as emotional support. For the latest NHS health advice: https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus Back to top of the COVID-19 help page
Local Help There are several local groups providing support including a register of volunteers, a meals on wheels service, a register of volunteers, a food bank and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau. Meals on Wheels (Ceilidh House) Please call Christine Corbett on 07760 192 498 or 521 460 to arrange for the delivery of a hot mid-day meal on Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost is £3.00 per head and will be delivered around 1.00 pm. The area covered is Kinlochbervie, Scourie and Durness. Citizens’ Advice Bureau Telephone: 01971 521 730 or email: Nws-Bureau@NWSCAB.casonline.org.uk The Kinlochbervie Citizens’ Advice Bureau (located at the Harbour) is open for telephone and email consultations 9 am – 5 pm. General website: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/ Storehouse The Church of Scotland can provide food parcels if you need help. More information here. Back to top of the COVID-19 help page
Recorded Church Services The Church of Scotland in Durness and Kinlochbervie is closed for services but is offering weekly recordings of the sermons. If you would like to hear or receive the recording, please contact the church via their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Durness-and-Kinlochbervie-Church-of- Scotland-141288936503178/). You may also telephone Rev Andrea Boyes on 07766 456 226 so that you may be added to the email list. Back to top of the COVID-19 help page
Rogart Vets The monthly clinics in Kinlochbervie have been suspended although the Rogart surgery remains open for emergencies. Please do not visit unless you have been asked to. Revised Surgery Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-2pm. Closed Saturday & Sunday. For Out of Hours emergencies, please call 01408 641 352 for the on-call vet. Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a repeat prescription or a farm shop order. If you cannot email, please phone 01408 641 352 during opening hours. We will be posting out prescriptions wherever possible. Back to top of the COVID-19 help page