Scotland’s 16 Day Coronavirus Reset

To keep people safe, there are new national restrictions for 16 days (from 9-25th October) plus extra measures in the Central Belt.
Click here to view the latest coronavirus restrictions in Scotland.

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Applications Re-open for Crystal Rig Community Benefit Fund

The Crystal Rig Community Benefit Fund, administered by East Lammermuir Community Council, is NOW OPEN for applications.

Proposal forms for local organisations wishing to apply for funding are available here or from East Lammermuir Community Council representatives. Please ensure your proposal meets our Assessment Criteria before submitting your application.

Where possible please submit applications by email to:
elcc.comms@gmail.com. Postal applications should be sent to Janette MacDonald, ELCC, Wayside, Stenton, Dunbar, EH42 1TE.

Applications must be submitted by 10th November 2020

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Remember FACTS for a safer Scotland

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Flu Clinic Information for Dunbar Medical Practice

Saturday 3rd October 2020

Only For patients who have received a shielding letter and are aged over 18 years, along with any household members not attending school. Please attend one of the following sessions based on your surname initial:

  • A to D – 09:00 to 10:00          E to H – 10:00 to 11:00          I to L – 11:00 to 12:00
  • M to P – 13:00 to 14:00          Q to T – 14:00 to 15:00          U to Z – 15:00 to 16:00

Saturday 10th October 2020 

Only For patients aged 65 and over with surname initial A to L:

  • A to B – 09:00 to 10:00          C to D – 10:00 to 11:00         E to F – 11:00 to 12:00
  • G to H – 13:00 to 14:00          I to J – 14:00 to 15:00          K to L – 15:00 to 16:00

Saturday 17th October 2020 

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Covid-19: Ban on meeting in houses extended across Scotland

A ban on visiting other people’s homes is to be imposed across Scotland from Wednesday 23rd September in a bid to get the Covid-19 virus under control again before the winter, Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Scotland will also be following England in imposing a 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants.The curfew will be in place from Friday – with a warning that any premises that do not comply could be shut down completely.

The number of people testing positive for the virus is increasing with the average number of new cases every day now reaching 285, compared to only seven a day in July. An increase in the percentage of tests coming back positive has also been seen. In late August, that percentage was consistently below 1%. Today it is over 7%. The R number is above 1 again, possibly as high as 1.4.

The new restrictions aim to prevent the virus spreading unchecked; the scientific advice is that household interaction is a “key driver” of transmission.

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Protect Scotland App – Beware Contact Tracer Scams

NHS Scotland have launched a new test and protect mobile phone app, “designed to help us protect each other, reduce the spread of coronavirus and avoid further lockdowns”. The app will alert you if you have been in close contact with another app user who tests positive for coronavirus and can help in determining contacts that you may have.

If you are contacted by NHS (test and protect) it will be by phone on a single national telephone number 0800 030 8012

Be aware that scammers are now exploiting this to commit fraud by contacting the general public advising them that they have been in near contact with someone who has tested positive with Coronavirus and as such you must get a test and self- isolate.
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Download the Protect Scotland App and help suppress the spread of COVID-19

The Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect is a free, mobile phone app designed to help us protect each other, reduce the spread of coronavirus and avoid further lockdowns.

The app will alert you if you have been in close contact with another app user who tests positive for coronavirus. And if you test positive, it can help in determining contacts that you may have otherwise missed while keeping your information private and anonymous.

Using the Protect Scotland app, along with sticking to current public health measures, will help us to stay safe when we meet up, socialise, work or travel.

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FLU Vaccinations – Information from Dunbar Medical Centre

IMPORTANT message from Dunbar Medical Centre

‘Our reception teams are receiving lots of phone calls about the flu vaccination programme for this year.

The arrangements for this year’s flu vaccinations are being finalised with the East Lothian Health & Social Care Partnership, and we expect further details to be available in the next week.

In the meantime, please refrain from phoning our reception teams to ask about flu vaccinations as this will keep our phonelines open to patients calling about other reasons.

Thank you for your patience. Further details will be issued by your GP practice and by our social media channels, including Facebook, as soon as they are available.’

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