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Clan Cancer Support Set To Open New Peterhead Charity Shop in Heart Of Town

Local Charity shop, Clan Cancer Support is set to open the doors of its new retail premises in the heart of Peterhead on Thursday 28th April 2022. The new shop will see hundreds of items of clothing, household goods and gifts donated from residents across the north-east, available to buy in support of Clan’s work with individuals and families affected by cancer..

Situated at 38 Marischal Street, the charity shop will initially open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on their first week from 10am to 4pm. The fresh new look shop will give the Peterhead community a fantastic opportunity to donate and purchase items while helping to support Clan at a local level and beyond.

Heather Ramshaw, Clan’s Retail and E-Commerce Coordinator says, “We’re delighted to be opening our new shop in the heart of Peterhead. We are looking forward to getting to know people in the area and spreading as much awareness about Clan as possible, as well as raising money to help support those affected by cancer.

“We are always on the lookout for donations to keep our shops stocked up, without them they simply would not function. We would encourage anyone to have a clear out and pop along to drop off and donate any unwanted items. You can get in touch or visit our website to find out more about what you can and cannot donate.

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Photo by Clan Cancer Support Charity Shop

Heather continues, “As well as donations, we also need your help and support to be able to continue to keep our shop up and running. At Clan we rely on a fantastic group of volunteers to support our work at our many centres and shops.

“We have a great need to recruit more volunteers for our Peterhead premises ahead of us opening on the 28th and we would welcome any help offered. This is a wonderful opportunity to volunteer with an amazing charity which supports thousands of people affected by cancer each year. If you think you could give some time of a couple of hours or more per week, know of any groups or organisations that could contribute or can help in anyway, please get in touch.”

The Peterhead charity shop is the first to make use of the charity’s new branding which will be rolled out across other Clan shops and centres in the north-east and Northern Isles. The fresh new look is set to catch the eye of the local community and bring Clan to the centre of town.

Peterhead’s nearest support centre is based at the Crimond Medical and Community Hub which is only a short journey away. The Clan Crimond facility has a large drop-in area where Clan staff and volunteers will offer support and information, without the need for an appointment. There are also dedicated rooms for Children and Family support, Counselling and Therapies.

Clan encourages people to stop by to see what the new shop has to offer. If anyone wishes to donate any items or kindly wants to volunteer their time to help out, you can get in touch or go along to speak to one of Clan’s staff members from the 28th April.

You can also visit Clan’s website www.clancancersupport.org to find out more about donations, volunteering and retail opening hours.

Received this information with request to published from Clan Cancer Support

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Face Covering New Changes come Enforce From 18 April

From Monday, you are no longer legally required to wear a face covering in most indoor spaces.

The legal requirement to wear face coverings in most indoor public spaces and on public transport will become guidance next week.

It is strongly recommended that face coverings continue to be worn where appropriate – including in indoor crowded spaces and on public transport – as members of the public are advised to carry on taking sensible precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Data shows the situation has generally improved but Covid has not gone away with over 5,000 cases a day still being recorded in Scotland.

In a letter to the Presiding Officer and relevant Committee Convenors, Ministers confirmed the remaining legal requirements will be lifted as expected on 18 April.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“In recent weeks we have seen steady progress as we move back to a greater sense of normality and a more sustainable way of managing this virus.

“However our NHS is still under pressure and the most vulnerable members of our society can still benefit from additional measures to protect them from the virus.

“That is why although the use of face coverings will become guidance rather than a legal requirement I strongly recommend members of the public continue wearing face coverings in indoor settings where possible, and particularly when significant numbers of people are present.

“We should also all continue to follow the latest advice on hygiene, ventilation, testing and of course vaccination to protect ourselves and each other.”

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It was confirmed earlier this month that people without COVID-19 symptoms will no longer be asked to take regular lateral flow tests from 18 April. The change forms part of the Test and Protect Transition Plan, which sets out how testing will become more targeted, with the aim of reducing serious harm from COVID-19.

The changes to Test and Protect mean that from 18 April:

  • most people without symptoms will no longer be asked to take COVID-19 tests
  • free lateral flow devices (LFDs) for the purposes of twice weekly routine testing will no longer be available for the general population given the changing advice, but will continue to be free for any purpose for which testing continues to be advised – for clinical care, for health and social care workers and for people visiting vulnerable individuals in care homes or hospitals
  • until the end of April, people with symptoms should still isolate and get a PCR test
  • vaccinated close contacts of someone with COVID-19 should continue to test daily for seven days with LFDs

People who have symptoms of COVID-19 will still be able to book PCR tests in the usual way until 30 April. From that date, test sites will close and people with symptoms will no longer be advised that they need to seek a test. The public health advice for people who feel unwell will be to stay at home until they feel better, to reduce the risk of infecting other people.

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Peterhead Schools and Scotland COVID-19 rules to be eased

Face coverings in classrooms to be removed in Peterhead Schools and Scotland.

High school pupils and staff will not be required to wear face coverings in classrooms from 28 February, after the schools mid-term break.

Teachers and pupils who wish to continue to wear a face covering in the classroom should be fully supported in doing so.

Face coverings will still be required in communal areas, subject to future review.

Specific mitigations relating to assemblies and transition visits for learners who will start primary or secondary in August 2022, will also be eased as of 28 February.

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Peterhead Schools and Scotland COVID-19 rules to be eased

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“In recent weeks I have promised to keep Parliament and school communities updated on mitigations within schools – including the use of face coverings within classrooms.

“I have been clear that we do not want to keep these measures in place for any longer than is necessary, but that we must continue to be led by scientific and expert advice.

“On Tuesday our Advisory Subgroup on Education and Children’s Issues met to discuss a number of issues, including the use of face coverings.

“The group reiterated its previous position that the removal of mitigations in schools should follow a phased approach. It also advised that the next phase could begin after the February half-term break, with the removal of face-coverings in classrooms – for both pupils and staff – on 28 February.

“In arriving at their decision, the Advisory Sub-Group pointed to reducing case rates for secondary-aged pupils, falling hospitalisation rates across all age categories, and the fact that the estimated R rate is below 1 and decreasing. In addition, vaccination rates for young people continue to increase.

“This change represents a further step in allowing our children and young people to return to a more normal school experience after many months of sacrifice.

“We currently expect that face coverings will still be worn outside the classroom, in indoor communal areas of schools, after 28 February. This will be kept under regular review. In addition, anyone who wants to continue wearing a face covering in classrooms will, of course, be supported to do so.”

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on reducing the risks in schools will be updated next week.

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Peterhead Schools and Scotland COVID-19 rules to be eased
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Peterhead Schools and Scotland COVID-19 rules to be eased

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