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The advice from the Government is that you should not leave your home except for a few very specific reasons, which includes providing support to someone vulnerable or self-isolating. Being a good neighbour remains vitally important. The Think and Act Locally! advice remains true and is even more important now. Local means your building, your street, your immediate neighbourhood. You should only provide essential support to someone who is unable to leave their home if you and everyone in your home is healthy and does not have a high temperature or a new and continuous cough (the symptoms of coronavirus). If you are over 70, pregnant or have any underlying health conditions you should not leave your home.
Over the coming weeks it is likely that essential services provided by the public sector and voluntary organisations may need additional volunteers to help.
It is fantastic that so many people in Edinburgh want to volunteer. We will need your help however for the moment please be patient. Voluntary Organisations and statutory services are working hard to adapt as the crisis unfolds and to identify where the volunteering need is emerging. This will change over the next few week. If you have signed up to volunteer please be aware that you may not be required immediately. Meantime please continue to follow our advice on being a good neighbour. At the moment it is the most important thing anyone can do.
We have put together a dedicated Covid-19 page* where you will find advice on being a good neighbour, doing this safely, an FAQ and opportunities to volunteer formally to help with the current crisis. Please click on the button below to navigate to this page.
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