Key web links for community groups
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WHILE strict measures amounting to a virtual lockdown have been put in place to combat the Covid-19 virus, there is still plenty of support available for the community groups and charities still operating.
Moray Council's Community Support Unit (CSU) has issued a list of links to organisations who can help with a range of advice and services.
Community support worker Tracey Rae said: "The Community Support Unit appreciate that this is a very challenging time for communities and community organisations.
"There is great work going on out in communities with volunteers helping those who are self isolating, those unable to get essential supplies and those who need support during this difficult time.
"There is a whole range of information online for groups but we have pulled together some key links which we hope volunteers and community organisations will find helpful.
"We hope you all stay safe and well during this time. The CSU team have been advised to work from home for now but are contactable by e-mail or mobile until further notice."
For information about Moray Council services visit http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_132517.html
The local authority's Facebook page is also updated regularly with news and information.
The Scottish Community Development Centre have a useful information page on their site https://www.scdc.org.uk/coronavirus. They also want to hear from groups so that in the future this information can help shape policy and funding.
OSCR have also issued guidance for Scottish charities – visit https://www.oscr.org.uk
There is a dedicated page for voluntary groups with advice and information on the SCVO web page at https://scvo.org/support/covid-19
The Church of Scotland have also issued guidance for their volunteers, which can be found at https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk