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It is a privilege to represent the Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn constituency as your MSP. I stay in Maryhill with my wife Janet, and young son. Before I became an MSP, I was a secondary school teacher for 10 years.

Since first being elected as a Glasgow MSP in 2007 I have worked hard to deliver for local constituents. As your constituency MSP for Maryhill and Springburn I hope to build on that progress, help to protect the communities I know best, and deliver to all people in Maryhill and Springburn

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I will update you with any developments for constituents in Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn on the Coronavirus Covid-19 on this page

One page summary

A full summary of actions taking place across Scotland.


 

Emergency Food Provision

Details on emergency food provision


Energy Suppliers

Information if you are worried about paying energy bills


Support for communities

What help and support is available for communities


Support for business

Issues I have raised about support for business


Housing Associations

Infomation on how local housing associations are responding to this


 

 

Links to trusted and official sources of information 

This information is supplied by the Scottish Parliament Invormation Centre (SPICe)

 

Key primary sources: 

Scottish Government

Coronavirus in Scotland – this link includes up to date statistics on Coronavirus test cases as well as links to statements made by the First Minister

https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

Scottish Government

New rules on staying at home and away from others, or ‘lockdown’

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others

NHS Inform

Latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

Ready Scotland

Ready Scotland have prepared a useful list of where to go to find additional support for you or someone you know, which will be updated on a rolling basis

https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/where-to-find-additional-support/

World Health Organization

Rolling global update

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

 

Business & Industry (including employment)

Find business support in Scotland

The first place businesses should look for assistance is part of a joint response by Scotland’s Enterprise and Skills system (Agencies, Local Authorities, Scottish Government and business/industry organisations)

https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/coronavirus-advice/ –

Scottish Government Helpline

Helpline to handle urgent issues and more detailed questions that can’t be answered on the FBS site

https://www.gov.scot/news/covid-19-helpline-for-scottish-businesses/

Business Gateway

Help for business owners and their to employees find information on how to deal with concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace

https://www.bgateway.com/news/guidance-for-business-owners-in-scotland-on-coronavirus-covid-19

Federation of Small Businesses 

Advice for small businesses

https://www.fsb.org.uk/campaign/covid19.html

Scottish Government workplace advice on working in non-healthcare settings

Workplace advice in non-healthcare settings, including tips that apply to people working in hotels and hospitality, leisure facilities, entertainment venues and premises used by community groups

https://news.gov.scot/news/workplace-advice-contained-in-new-coronavirus-guidance  

Citizens Advice Scotland

Advice for self-employed people

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/health/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you/

UK Government Guidance for Employees

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

UK Government Guidance for Employers (and businesses)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19

House of Commons blog on employment rights:

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/social-policy/health/coronavirus-employment-rights-and-sick-pay/

CIPD – the Professional Body for HR

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for employers

https://www.cipd.co.uk/news-views/coronavirus

 

Culture & Sport

Creative Scotland 

Support available to the creative sector

https://www.creativescotland.com/what-we-do/latest-news/archive/2020/02/coronavirus-advice

Education

Scottish Government

Coronavirus (COVID19) and impact on education

https://www.gov.scot/publications/statement-covid19-managing-impacts-scottish-education/

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and impact on August 2020 certification as well as regular updates

https://www.sqa.org.uk/

 

Environment & Energy

Energy Saving Trust

Advice for home heating and energy use by people staying home to work or to avoid picking up the coronavirus

https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/home-energy-scotland/news/home-energy-scotland-–-covid-19-status-update-customers

 

Health

NHS Inform

Information for the public in Scotland regarding the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the recommended steps people should take if they suspect they have the virus

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

Scottish Government £350 million fund to support welfare and well-being

Helping communities affected by COVID-19 (councils, charities, businesses and community groups)

https://www.gov.scot/news/helping-communities-affected-by-covid-19/

Health Protection Scotland

Guidance for healthcare professionals in Scotland. Health Protection Scotland has issued a range of guidance documents on COVID-19. Including guidance on the management of patients presenting to primary care

https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/covid-19/

Care Inspectorate

Registration and regulation of all care services (including childcare services)

https://www.careinspectorate.com/index.php/coronavirus-professionals

SSSC  – Scottish Social Services Council

Regulator and register of social care staff

https://news.sssc.uk.com/news/how-we-will-continue-to-regulate-in-light-of-novel-coronavirus-covid-19

British Dental Association

Live updates: Coronavirus and dentistry

https://bda.org/advice/Coronavirus/Pages/latest-updates.aspx

The Royal College of Nursing

Information for nursing and midwifery staff Coronavirus (COVID-19

https://www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19

British Medical Association

impact of COVID-19 on work, training, education, and wellbeing of  medical professionals

https://beta.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/covid-19

Age Scotland

Advice for older people and their families on how to avoid exposure to the virus

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/information-advice/health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus/

 

Housing & Planning

The Scottish Housing Regulator regulates to protect the interests of people who receive the services of social landlords as well as protect the interests of tenants, people who are homeless, and others who use social landlords’ services.  It has made changes to its regulatory approach in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.housingregulator.gov.scot/about-us/news/regulator-makes-immediate-changes-to-its-regulatory-approach-in-response-to-coronavirus

Scottish Government

Coronavirus Covid-19 and Social landlords

https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/advice-and-guidance/2020/03/coronavirus-guidance-for-social-landlords/documents/coronavirus-faqs-for-social-landlords/coronavirus-faqs-for-social-landlords/govscot%3Adocument/FAQ%2527s%2B19%2BMarch%2B20.pdf

Money Advice Service

Information on how mortgage payment holidays work and the circumstances in which you might be granted one: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/mortgage-payment-holidays

Shelter Scotland 

Housing information for advice on your rights and the latest legislation

https://scotland.shelter.org.uk/

 

Justice

Police Scotland

Statement from Chief Constable on Cornonavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/news/2020/march/chief-constable-statement-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus

Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service

Advice on business changes

https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk

Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service

Information for those due to attend court

https://www.copfs.gov.uk/media-site-news-from-copfs/1875-coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-those-due-to-attend-court

Families Outside

Suspension of prison visiting

https://www.familiesoutside.org.uk/families/visiting-prison/

 

Parliament & Government

UK Parliament 

Coronavirus Bill

https://services.parliament.uk/Bills/2019-21/coronavirus.html 

Rural Affairs

National Farmers Union

Coronavirus and farming

https://www.nfus.org.uk/coronavirus.aspx

Fisheries

Seafish are providing Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for the seafood industry:

https://www.seafish.org/article/coronavirus-updates-for-the-seafood-industry

Farmers Guardian

Farmers Guardian are covering Coronavirus (COVID-19 impacts on UK agriculture:

https://www.fginsight.com/

 

Social Security

Entitledto

What help is available from benefits if you are affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/coronavirus_help

Turn2us

Benefits and Coronavirus

https://www.turn2us.org.uk/get-support/Benefits-and-Coronavirus-new

 

Transport & travel

Transport Scotland

Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on transport:

https://www.transport.gov.scot/our-approach/coronavirus-covid-19/

UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas during Coronavirus (COVID-19):

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

National Travel Health Network and Centre

General advice on preparing for foreign travel and how everyone can reduce the spread of respiratory viruses during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/news/499/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-general-advice-for-travellers

NHS Fit for Travel

Information on how to stay safe and healthy abroad

https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/disease-prevention-advice/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Traveline Scotland

Information on public transport in Scotland

https://www.travelinescotland.com/coronavirus

UK Government

Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOTs for cars, vans and motorcycles due from 30 March 2020

 

 

 

 

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