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Covid 19 Information

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Aberdeenshire Council

Aberdeenshire Council has a page giving information about school closures

Aberdeenshire Council also provides updates and more general information and many links

Local Volunteers and Support

Stonehaven and District Round Table have joined forces with A&I Taxis to offer a free prescription and emergency item delivery service in Stonehaven and surrounding rural areas, for vulnerable people that would be high risk if they leave the house.
The letterbox can be used to pass information, and items can be dropped off to doorstep. Disposable gloves will be worn at all times.

Get in touch with us via Facebook or stonehaven@roundtable.org.uk

A&I Taxis
01569 764333


Covid 19 – Helping Stonehaven is a Facebook group set up by locals to share hints, tips, ideas and appeals. You need to join the group to post/read the contributions.

Far &Wide shop at 26 Evan Street will be open Fridays 10.30am – noon to drop off perishable food donations to their foodbank.

Local Businesses offering home delivery

Fountainhall Wines are offering a non-contact delivery to your door. 01569 763399

And Barry Reid of Reids Gold is still delivering to Stonehaven and other AB39 postcodes, which is Drumlithie to Newtonhill for free and cheering people up in this testing time with my delicious fruity craft beers made in Stonehaven.   Tel: 01569 549 027 Mobile: 07707944034

Cool Gourmet can deliver blast chilled meals ready for reheating. Tel 01569 767679 for orders and card payment. Also open Tuesday- Friday 10.30-2.30 – so folk can come and buy off of the counter as well – including the ever-popular small batches of scones

Pizza The Action is delivering as usual and are able to do a contactless delivery service, from their Redcloak store.

Sharper Images If you need photos printed you can still e mail them to us as normal and we will deliver in Stonehaven and surrounding areas approx 10 mile radius. (minimum amount of 15 photos) Photo Gifts will be available you can order via e mail also. We can also post orders out if need be.

Charles McHardy Butchers – please use our website charlesmchardybutchers.co.uk or phone in orders for delivery! Ideal if you are self-isolating! Free delivery within a 15 mile radius of the shop when you spend over £20 !

Granite City Fish Ltd are delivering on Fridays to Portlethen, Newtonhill, Stonehaven & surrounding areas. Please call Granite City Fish on 01224 587065 to place your order.

George Fairweather of Arbroath is also accepting orders for fish for home delivery in Stonehaven on a Friday. Call 07974 311326 to place orders.

Tandoori Haven is offering free delivery up to three miles for any order over £20. Various discount deals, including 50% off for NHS and Police. Also offering to deliver a free curry to elderly residents aged 65+ Tel: 07830 821222

Meydan, Market Square Dear friends, we will be open Monday to Thursday 3pm – 10pm and Friday to Sunday 3pm – 11pm. Please don’t forget we do online orders for collection or delivery – meydanonline.co.uk Or you can use the FOODHUB APP with shop postcode AB39 2BA

We at The Red Red Robin on Allardice Street are doing deliveries. The menu and daily soup etc are posted on Facebook page. Hours meantime are 9am until 2.30pm.  01569 765533

Sainsbury’s have set up a vulnerable customer list, they put out this statement yesterday:

“If you’re elderly, disabled or vulnerable and think you should be on our vulnerable customer list, please get in touch on 0800 328 1700.

Steppingstones are offering free deliveries on orders over £25 – children’s clothing and shoes

Richard Wright is delivering Milk, juices and free range eggs on a Tuesday and Thursday – but can only accept new customers who fall into the vulnerable category. Telephone 07415 874155

Thomson Dairies offer deliveries of milk, fruit juice, breakfast packs, yoghurt, cream etc from their Altens depot

Kerrs Dairy offering deliveries of milk, eggs and fruit juice.

Graingers Delicatessen are operating a weekly weekend delivery – check their Facebook page for details

Castleton Farm shop – We are now working with our friends Westerton Farmers to ensure everyone gets the essentials they need. This is a link to our delivery service. Call us on 01561 321155 to order shopping to collect.
Stay safe everyone. Please note the following:

🍓Due to large demand the first available slots for click and deliver are from April 1st
🍓Our shop is open 9am-1pm daily for shopping for those essentials.
🍓Click and collect items can be collected after 2pm, come to the door and we’ll bring your order to you.
🍓For takeaway orders please phone on 01561 321155 give name, order and collection time and please make payment over phone to reduce contact. When you arrive please do not enter porch if someone else is waiting, wait for them to leave then enter. ❤️If you work for the NHS you can claim a free tea or coffee with your takeaway order by showing your NHS badge on collection.❤️

The Coop is offering priority shopping for vulneralble people and their carers: Mon – Saturday 8am to 9am; Sunday 10am – 11am

The Bread Guy, Inverurie – Our Home Delivery on a Tuesday for Stonehaven for those affected by coronavirus, in self isolation, elderly, vulnerable, in need of assistance , or who work for the NHS *NHS workers will receive 10% discount*

Just drop us an email with full name, address, contact number and your order thebreadguysdelivery@gmail.com

six°north (The Marine) are now offering FREE beer delivery in Stonehaven & Aberdeen city! Order before 8pm today for guaranteed next day delivery www.sixdnorth.co.uk/beers Use 6DN20 at the checkout for a 20% discount on your order!

Nu Spice and Carron to Mumbai working together and offering collection or deliveries of their usual menu, Monday to Sunday 4.30 – 10pm. Free meals for pensioners, NHS and under 11s, and 20% discount for police officers. Telephone 01569 760460

Not Delivering, but Open for Business

Deli lunch (panini shop) are unable to deliver but are operating with reduced hours.
0900 – 1030, the open again 1145 – 1330 hrs

The Pet Shop – open and asking customers to observe distancing requirements. 01569 762082

The Creel Fish Shop, Barclay Street – open as normal. 01569 764873

Health and Wellbeing

Sarah Smith Midwife and IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)  Telephone or video help with breastfeeding difficulties or worries. 07946 645577

Free online senior classes plus zumba and strength www.jacquiedfitness.co.uk

Newtonhill pharmacy will pick up prescriptions from Dr surgeries in Stonehaven and Portlethen and deliver them usually in 48hrs Tel: 01569 739197

NHS Inform gives latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including social distancing and stay at home advice.

There is also a free phone number for those who do not have symptoms but are seeking general advice: 0800 028 2816.

If you need a sick note due to coronavirus, don’t contact your GP or NHS 24. You can download an isolation note directly from NHS Inform here ➡️ https://bit.ly/covid-sicknote

Government guidance on social distancing

The Stonehaven Patient Participation Group Facebook page has health information and updates from NHS Grampian

NHS Grampian Facebook page offers updates and information

Social distancing

Here is Dr Tara Shivaji, one of our Public Health Consultants, to explain more about social distancing and why it is so important. You can get more information on the NHS Inform website: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-social-distancing

Posted by NHS Grampian on Saturday, 21 March 2020

Age Scotland is encouraging people to look out for older friends, neighbours and relatives who may be staying home due to concerns over coronavirus. Their press release gives more details.

Mind have some valuable advice on how to look after your mental health. They have prepared an excellent checklist of things you will need if you need to go into self-isolation.

Asthma UK website has a page devoted to sufferers who are anxious about the outbreak, and it is updated on a regular basis. 

Stonehaven’s Citizens Advice Bureau can help with a range of problems including benefit enquiries and access to foodbanks. Their Facebook page gives the latest service details.

Advice for pregnant women has been issued by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Travel Information

Scotrail is offering a revised timetable from Monday March 23 – information on the new service and refunds etc

Business and Community Support

HMRC has issued updated guidance for employers, businesses and employees.  It is available at:

Find Business Support has prepared advice for business on dealing with the implications of COVID-19.  This is also of relevance to many third sector organisations See the advice here.

Invest Aberdeen – Together with partner organisations, both local authorities (City and Shire) will work, as far as is practically possible, to lessen the negative impact that is being felt from the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate that this is a very difficult time for your business and are here to support you.

Can you get your employer to give you 80%+ of salary? Inc zero hrs contacts, when home looking after kids, self isolating, just lost job etc. So many questions I've bashed out this rough video to explain.

Posted by Martin Lewis on Monday, 23 March 2020
Can you get your employer to give you 80%+ of salary? Inc zero hrs contacts, when home looking after kids, self isolating, just lost job etc.
So many questions I’ve bashed out this rough video to explain.

Are you self employed and need financial support for to Coronavirus? I've bashed out a rough and ready quick video briefing…Feel free to share with anyone who needs.

Posted by Martin Lewis on Tuesday, 24 March 2020


The Third Sector Resilience Fund is now open. The fund will support organisations that already deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.