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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update


The health and wellbeing of our Volunteers and Befriendees is paramount.  Please continue to keep yourself updated via the Government and NHS websites. The situation is constantly evolving therefore we will strive to keep this page updated with the latest information and guidance. Thank you for your understanding in this challenging time.


14/09/2020: Following careful consideration, LINK are pleased to announce that we can now restart face-to-face befriending meetings. We will have additional measures in place to keep everyone safe, including strict guidelines and risk assessments that must be adhered to. These will need to be read and agreed to before resuming any face-to-face meeting. Please speak to your Project Manager/Coordinator if you have any concerns. 


28/06/2020: Here are the latest Phase 2 and 3 Indicative Dates from the Scottish Government. LINK's remote befriending currently remains in place.  Phase 2 and 3 Indicative Dates


22/06/2020: Scotland has now entered Phase 2 of the Scottish Government's Route-map to bring us out of lockdown. At this time, LINK are still taking advice from Befriending Networks therefore remote befriending is still in place.


11/06/2020: LINK will be following Befriending Networks' guidance as lockdown restrictions ease. We will be taking a cautious approach, believing it is better to move slowly and getting it right. We will keep you up to date with any changes. Until then, remote befriending stays in place.


07/06/2020: A new website has been created by NHS Fife and Fife Health and Social Care Partnership on COVID-19. It has regular updates and information on health services in Fife. It can be accessed here: https://coronavirus.nhsfife.org/


07/06/2020: Please see the latest Guidance from The Scottish Government: COVID-19 Routemap: Lockdown - Phase 4


18/03/2020: 10:30am LINK is now advising all contact between staff, volunteers and befriendees is by remote contact only. This can be via phone, email or skype. Please ensure you stay safe online.‚Äč Guidance about staying safe online can be found HERE

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