Engage COVID 19 Update - 01 December
Engage COVID 19 Update - 01 December

Engage COVID 19 Update - 01 December


Johnstone COVID Testing

What’s happening?
There will be a COVID-19 asymptomatic testing centre at Johnstone Town Hall from Wednesday 2 to Wednesday 9 December. It will be open from 8am to 8pm. Just drop in—no need to book in advance. The testing centre is for anyone aged over five who either lives or works in Johnstone. It is only for those who are asymptomatic don’t have symptoms of COVID-19). If you do have COVID-19 symptoms, book a test via the NHS instead.
Johnstone has been chosen due to the high number of COVID-19 cases in the town. The testing centre is being run by Renfrewshire Council and partners.

Why should I get tested?
Help stop the spread People can have COVID-19 without feeling unwell. You could be spreading the virus to your loved ones without knowing. Getting tested can help protect everyone in our communities and places of work. It will keep older people and those who are vulnerable safe. 

Help us get back to normal more quickly. 
Slowing the spread of the virus in the area will help us get the restrictions lifted and get our local businesses back open.

Help everyone else
The pilot will help us better understand how Covid spreads, inform future testing and help get the country back to normal quicker.

So please get tested for yourself, your loved ones and your town.

Renfrewshire Council Website


Christmas Arrangements

For five days, 23 to 27 December, three households will be allowed to form a temporary "Christmas bubble" to mix indoors and stay overnight. 
Bubbles will be allowed to meet each other: 

  • In each other's homes
  • At a place of worship
  • In outdoor public spaces or gardens 

The bubbles will be fixed, you cannot mix with two households on Christmas Day and two different ones on Boxing Day. Households you are in a Christmas bubble with cannot be in others.
There will be no limit on the number of children under the age of 12 included but no more than eight adults in each bubble.  People who are self-isolating should not join a Christmas bubble. If someone tests positive, or develops coronavirus symptoms up to 48 hours after the Christmas bubble last met, everyone will have to self-isolate - From GCVS


Support for Individuals

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Welcome to our very first 12 days of Christmas funding top tip.. “Before applying for funding have a look at your constitution to ensure it is up-to-date and fit for purpose!”

Does it have a POWERS section which mentions that the group can apply for funding?
Are the signatories still with the group?
Is the dissolution clause acceptable to funders?
Is the constitution signed by the current office bearers?

If you have any questions or want to know more then please contact us on info@engagerenfrewshire.com


Online Events

Join Accord from the comfort and safety of your own home on Sunday 06 of December from 4pm as they host their first ever Virtual Light up a Life service and Candlelight Procession live from Facebook.

You, your family and friends are invited to join virtually for this very special occasion, a chance to take some time out and remember the special people in your lives, share memories and celebrate their lives whilst enjoying readings, music and Christmas Carols. They encourage you to light a candle at home with your friends or family to remember the special people in your lives.

ACCORD Hospice | Facebook

This Christmas, remember and celebrate the life of someone special by sponsoring a star. To sponsor a star online, please click here to visit the stars page


UWS 16 Days of Action against Gender Based Violence

Business Gateway - Start Up Marketing - 09 December

Engage in Conversation - Employment An event for Black Asian and Minority Ethnic people living in Renfrewshire - 10 December



SPT is carrying out a review of the Strathclyde Concessionary Travel Scheme on behalf of the Strathclyde Concessionary Travel Scheme Joint Committee.
The purpose of the review is to examine all options for the Scheme’s future financial sustainability that will continue to achieve the Scheme’s objectives for improving access for older and disabled people living in the Strathclyde region and for island communities.
As part of the review, SPT is seeking the views of Scheme users to understand how and why they use the Scheme and why it may be important for users
The closing date for the survey will be midnight 18 December 2020.
Please see attached link to the survey. http://www.spt.co.uk/scts

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