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Supporting Communities Safely - advice for community groups

May 15, 2020

A new resource has been published to support community organisations to carry out their vital work safely during the Covid-19 outbreak. 

This free, online resource, developed by SCDC and Public Health Scotland, features a range of practical information and advice, such as: Key messages on infection control

  • How to safely promote an organisation’s services

  • Keeping volunteers safe and fit to provide services

  • How to get help with complex care needs

  • Safely collecting and delivering items

  • How to cook and transport hot meals

In towns and villages across Scotland, community organisations and volunteers are fighting COVID 19 and this resource is designed to help them do this as safely as possible.  

Whether groups are starting up, or taking stock of an existing service, following this advice reduces risks of indirect transmission of the virus on packaging or other forms of contact when we support people in their homes. 

The advice helps those providing services to think how they could break the chains of potential infection from the store to the door.

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