Covid-19 Our Livingston community

We all want to do what we can to help our communities, so this page will collate all the local efforts underway to help and support people in Livingston. Thank you all for everything you are doing, the support being offered is incredibly generous – I’m proud to represent you! It has been great to […]

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Covid-19 Travel updates

Passengers who travel on local bus services should note that, due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, all commercial and subsidised services are subject to alteration or cancellation at short notice. Timetables within shelters will not be updated so please contact Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 2233, https://crowd.in/DiZ948 or download the Traveline Scotland App.

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Covid-19 Childcare provision for key workers

Following the decision to close schools and Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings, the Scottish Government has provided guidance to councils on how to define key workers, which includes: health and care workers directly supporting COVID-19 response, life threatening emergency work, critical primary and community care; energy suppliers and teachers and those providing childcare for those at […]

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Covid-19 Wellbeing and activities for children and those self isolating

Your mental wellbeing You might be worried about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people. This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. There is […]

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Covid-19 Update on benefits

IMPORTANT – Claimants who are self-isolating as a result of the coronavirus will not be sanctioned ‘as long as they let their work coach know before the appointment’ The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has confirmed: “If claimants cannot attend their jobcentre appointment in person because of self-isolation, work coaches can exercise discretion, […]

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Covid-19 Education, schools and childcare updates

Updates about what is happening to schools, nurseries, colleges and universities. Guidance available on Parent Club to help with impact of Covid-19 (22/03/20) Advice for parents and carers on managing the impact of Covid-19 on their child’s learning and family life is now available. Following school closures, a new hub of information has been created […]

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Covid-19 Health updates

  Latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including social distancing and stay at home advice. https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/  

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Constituency update

My constituency surgeries for the rest of March have been cancelled due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19. My team and I are still on hand to help constituents with any issues or concerns they might have, so we are happy to arrange telephone appointments until we can hold surgeries again. Please email hannah.bardell.mp@parliament.uk with […]

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