Whilst the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is ongoing, we must all play our part to help stop the spread and support each other. It is also extremely heartwarming to see many people willing to volunteer to help people - particularly the vulnerable.
The Southside of Glasgow experienced a significant COVID19 outbreak as a result of the Delta variant. Residents should continue to test - even if they are displaying no symptoms - and the vaccine rollout continues.
Home lateral flow testing kits can be ordereds online here
COVID-19 test centres are also open 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm. Book an appointment here.
If you have symptoms, self isolate and book a test. If you ever test positive, you must self isolate.
Vaccinations in Glasgow continues. If you have any queries, please call the COVID19 vaccine enquiries line on 0800 030 8013.
The Scottish Government has set up a new national helpline is being set up to provide essential assistance to those who don’t have a network of support but who are at high risk of contracting COVID19. The helpline – 0800 111 4000 – will initially operate during core working hours of 09:00 to 17:00 while plans are developed and implemented to extend it to operate for a longer period each day.
There are also volunteering opportunities.
Before offering your support, please ask yourself "Am I well enough to help?" and "Will I put others at risk if I do?". It is imperative we remain safe and healthy, and follow the stay at home guidance.
Organisations and community groups across the Southside are seeking volunteers at the crucial time to help support logistics, distribution and other key aspects of their workings so that they can reach vulnerable groups.
Please check with local Southside groups or go to Ready Scotland should you want more information.
The Glasgow Helps website, Southside Self Isolation Support website and it's Facebook page are great place to support those self isolating. Should you be able and willing to help out, please get in touch with them.
If you are looking to reach people who may not have access to internet, please contact local groups and organisations to see how you can help.
Several supermarkets have adapted their opening hours and also support elderly and vulnerable people. The current initiatives are. Which? is providing a rolling update of supermarket openings and restrictions.
Organisational initiatives and advice