Useful Links

UK Government Response.

Scottish Government Response.

Guidance from Gov.UK: Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do.

Advice for businesses in Scotland.

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

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)

Temporary Recycling Collection Arrangements for Kintyre.

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.
Important notes:
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.

From Gov.UK: Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

NHS Inform

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)

From the NSPCC: PSHE Association accredited resources to help primary school children stay safe online.

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.

Bing Covid-19 Tracker

Free Audio Books to download from DigitalBooks.io

The Internet Archive.

Free-For-Kids.com – Colouring pages, quizes, games and much more.

Free colouring pages from Disney. Printable and online colouring

Free printable colouring pages from Crayola

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.

Free games and activities from PBS Kids.

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.

For Skygazers:

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

National Gallery, Washington D.C.

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City

Louvre, Paris

Guggenheim in New York

Cincinnati Zoo

The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

A Virtual Tour of the surface of Mars.

How to explore the British Museum using Google Street View

 

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