Burntisland and Coronavirus MAJOR Update

“Cafes, pubs and restaurants must close from Friday night, except for take-away food, to tackle coronavirus, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.

“All the UK’s nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, gyms and leisure centres have also been asked to close “as soon as they reasonably can”.

“Mr Johnson said the situation will be reviewed each month.

“The chancellor has said the government will pay 80% of wages for employees who are not working, up to £2,500 a month.”

BBC story


Burntisland High Street this morning. Expect to see bigger gaps in shop queues and probably limits to the number of people allowed into shops.

The Toll Community Centre, Burntisland Community Council and Burgh.Buzz are working together to consider the best ways of identifying people who will need help over the coming weeks and months and also coordinate people who are offering to help.

They are working with an eye on the Burntisland Community Emergency Plan. This was written with different types of emergencies in mind from the current pandemic. Five “Places of Safety” were identified – The Toll Centre and four Church Halls.

The Toll CC is remaining open, though most of the activities that normally take place will not (for the foreseeable future).

The school will be providing lunches for some pupils.

More details will appear here and on the Toll CC’s Facebook page over the weekend.

Already Alex MacDonald Chairman of Burntisland First Aid Services Trust has offered his organisation’s resources (including the ambulance and volunteers)

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made a statement (Friday evening) including – “Don’t forget to have fun and wash your hands” and “Please do not panic buy”.

This Is Burntisland.

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