Guidance from Gov.UK: Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do.
Business Gateway – Support for businesses in Argyll and Bute.
Information for parents and carers – Argyll & Bute Council.
Kintyre Community Resilience Group: Group formed to co-ordinate the Kintyre community’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Temporary Bin Collection Dates for Kintyre (Household waste)
Argyll & Bute Council – main help and advice page
Please note: The Argyll & Bute Council – Coronavirus Caring for People Helpline Service:
For help with Financial; Business; Health; Education; Registration; Social, Domestic and Medical Home-care Needs and volunteering. Read more about this new service.
01546 605524 – open 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri
Please leave this line open for vulnerable people who may not be able to help themselves if you have other options.
There may be a number of active groups in your area that may be able to help you – you can find groups in your area here on the council website
An online help form is also available.
Update from Gov.UK: Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of domestic abuse.
Updated 11 April 2020.
If you call 999 from a mobile:
If prompted, press 55 to Make Yourself Heard and this will transfer your call to the police.
Pressing 55 only works on mobiles and does not allow police to track your location.
If you call 999 from a landline:
If only background noise can be heard and operators cannot decide whether an emergency service is needed, then you will be connected to a police call handler.
If you replace the handset, the landline may remain connected for 45 seconds in case you pick up again.
When 999 calls are made from landlines, information about your location should be automatically available to the call handlers to help provide a response.
Useful FAQ from Gov.UK: Guidance: Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do.
Depression Self-Help Guide (from NHSInform)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Your Mental Wellbeing. (From NHSInform)
Anxiety Self-Help Guide (From NHSInform)
Coping With Money Worries (From NHSInform)
Struggling With Stress? (From NHSInform)
Dealing With Traumatic Events (From NHSInform)
Argyll & Bute Health & Social Care Partnership: Safeguarding Adults.
(Advice for Covid-19 Community Support Groups)
For Organisations: Download Coronavirus (COVID-19) Communication Toolkits and Leaflets. (From NHSInform)
Parentline Scotland from Children 1st. Advice on staying at home with the family, talking to children about the coronavirus and some ideas for keeping the kids entertained.
Lockdown Learning in Scotland. (BBC Scotland)
Free Audio Books to download from DigitalBooks.io
Free-For-Kids.com – Colouring pages, quizes, games and much more.
Free colouring pages from Disney. Printable and online colouring
From the LiveScience website: Activities and online resources for homebound kids: A coronavirus guide
Free activity sheets and posters from the RNLI. Discover the world of the RNLI and explore how to stay safe near the water with our free posters, activity sheets and line drawings to colour in.
Younger Kids will love Sesame Street. Games, Videos, art and more.
Competitions, Kids Club, Games and so much more from the wonderful National Geographic
Starfall. Aimed at US kids but full of activities, games, arts & crafts and more.
Fun maths games and activities from the OxfordOWL
Some great free printables from Activity Village.
Live International Space Station Stream.
AllSkyCam.com – Although discontinued, many of the Cameras are still active.
Telescope.Org – The Open University operates a collection of telescopes and other instruments on Mount Teide, Tenerife.
European Southern Observatory (ESO) – Web cameras have been placed at many of the ESO sites, allowing anyone to see ESO’s advanced telescopes in action in one of the driest deserts in the world at any time. The 24/7 live transmission from the webcams offers multiple streams that are not to be missed:
Some links to Virtual Museum Tours around the world:
National Museums Scotland – Museum at Home
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