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Pitlochry Partnership - Coronavirus Updates

Last Updated 13/05/2020

Pitlochry & Moulin
Community Council
Coronavirus Support Group

We have a team of volunteers available to help you with small tasks during the current situation. Maybe a little shopping, prescription Collections or even some small outdoor chores such as pulling your bins out & in, light garden work or dog walking. You may just want to have a chat with someone.

To get in touch call this dedicated number 01796 475 333 - the line will be open from 8am to 8pm daily.

We are still looking for more volunteers - email us at pitlochryresilience@gmail.com

Please be aware that our volunteers will not undertake any indoor tasks or enter any houses.

Pitlochry in Bloom have put out the Willow family as a tribute to our wonderful hard working NHS staff, and indeed all our marvellous key workers and community support folk who are looking after us so brilliantly.

The Pitlochry Partnership Committee held our monthly meeting by Zoom on 12th May to discuss various issues arising from the current Covid 19 pandemic. We understand the enormous impact this situation is having on our small community. We are heartened however by the support given at this time to everyone in need in Pitlochry.

Understandably, the news that Pitlochry Festival Theatre will remain closed this season, that the Enchanted Forest event will not take place till 2021 and Pitlochry Games are cancelled this year is very sad for us all. We are sure many of us had hoped for a partial recovery later this year, however, realistically, it would now seem unlikely.

We are keeping in touch with our many loyal visitors and once it is safe to announce we are opening up again, we will do so. For the moment, the news remains the same, all businesses are closed.

Pitlochry Now has been archived temporarily and a new Social Media page on Facebook for residents has been set up for the moment called Pitlochry News. Please join this for local information.

We hope all the information on the page set up will guide you as to help and information available .

If there is anything else you think should be there, please send us an email on info@pitlochry.org


Public Toilets in Pitlochry

We have just been advised that public toilet facilities will open in Pitlochry and Dunkeld from 3rd July.

All other public toilets run by Perth and Kinross Council will start re-opening over the next week and will be open for use by 10th July.

Please note there will be a change to the opening hours at each location. They will be closing an hour earlier each night to allow for a deep clean to take place. Opening hours, locations and facilities at each site can be found at www.pkc.gov.uk/publictoilets

Toilets will be closed for a short period each hour for inspection and to sanitise facilities and maintain a high level of cleanliness. Users may have to queue before entry, so don’t wait too long! Please follow the Social Distancing measures and Wash Hands thoroughly and please adhere to any instructions given by attendants, they are trying to keep you safe.

Some of the Comfort Scheme partners may not be open, so check the website.

We apologise for any inconvenience you may have using our conveniences!!

PKC Resources

The following are links to the 24 March Coronavirus business support update from PKC and how to apply for Grant Support announced this afternoon by the Scottish government; here are links to some PKC resources:  

Coronavirus: PKC Business Support Fund
Perth & Kinross Council Newsletter

Nationwide Resources

Support for businesses through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Support for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses that pay business rates

Support for businesses through deferring VAT payments

Lots more information on the Gov.uk Site , click here

 

Employment Resources

Visit Scotland Job Finding Service
Soft fruit farms looking for pickers and other posts

 

Tourism Resources

Advice for tourism businesses Advice for event organisers

 

Scottish Tourism Alliance
Advice for businesses and update on lobbying activities

Enews
The Scottish Tourism Alliance is also publishing daily updates. You can subscribe - no need to be a member.

 

COVID-19 Business Support Helpline

Open Mon-Fri between 8.30am – 5.30pm – providing businesses with advice and guidance. 0300 303 0660 – callers should select option one to speak to the COVID-19 team