To protect yourself and others:
- Stay at home
- Only go outside for essential food, health and work reasons
- Stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people
- Wash your hands regularly and as soon as you get home.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, follow the national guidance on self-isolation which is available on the NHS Inform website
- If you are at higher risk of severe illness, strictly follow social distancing measures
- If you are at extremely high risk of severe illness, strictly follow shielding measures.
Stirling Council Leader, Cllr Scott Farmer said: “I would like to thank communities across Stirling for complying with the national restrictions and guidance so far during this unprecedented national emergency.
“We understand how difficult these measures are for everyone, but it’s absolutely essential that we continue to follow them to help save lives and prevail in the battle against this disease.
“With good weather forecast over the long weekend, please resist the temptation to go outside and to travel unless it’s for an essential reason. By doing that, you will help us return to normality as soon as possible.”
Patience and support
Stirling Council Depute Leader, Cllr Danny Gibson said: “These guidelines and Government legislation are in force because there is a serious and imminent risk to public health – please don’t go out during the Bank Holiday weekend and adhere to the restrictions in place.
“Our battle with this virus is a huge community effort involving our health and social care workers, our frontline staff and you – by staying at home and following the national guidance you are playing a crucial role in this fight.
“We will continue to focus our efforts in delivering critical services and supporting those most in need, and we appreciate your patience and support during this difficult time.”
The NHS Inform website is producing regularly updated guidance on COVID-19 and we would recommend this as the best resource for the latest information and advice.
For the latest Council updates, service disruptions and community support measures in place, head to this dedicated page on the Stirling Council website.
Residents in need of care, essential supplies or support can contact 01786 404040 and have their requirements formally recorded by Stirling Council’s community response teams. You can also fill in our Support for People online form.