The mass Vaccination programme is underway with people being directed to mass vaccination centres across Aberdeenshire.
For those people who are unable to make their own way to appointments Belhelvie Community Council can co-ordinate and pay for taxis to help them attend their appointment.
Please note this is initially restricted to those residing within the settlements of Belhelvie Parish (Balmedie, Belhelvie, Potterton, Whitecairns, Blackdog) and within a priority vaccination group.
We will require a name, pickup address, destination address and appointment time. Please message the Belhelvie Community Council Facebook page to arrange an appointment.
Aberdeenshire North Foodbank
Aberdeenshire North Foodbank have a center in Ellon that Belhevie, Balmedie, Blackdog, Whitecairns and Potterton residents can use. Everyone who comes to the foodbank for emergency food needs to have a valid foodbank voucher. You can find how who can help you with vouchers on the foodbank website.
Aberdeenshire North Foodbank - how to get help
Aberdeensire North Foodbank locations - Ellon, Inverurie, Huntly, Peterhead, Fraserburgh
Instant Neighbour foodbank and advice service
The Instant Neighbour foodbank is open to anyone in Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire. Instant Neighbour also offer welfare advice by phone.
Foodbank - St. Machar Drive, Aberdeen. No referral is required, each adult in a household will need to register individually with Instant Neighbour.
Foodbank opening hours - Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm, and 2pm to 4pm.
Find out more on the Instant Neighbour website
We’re aware that many of you want to help vulnerable members of our community who are self-isolating at the moment.
Several groups and activities have formed locally, a few are listed here. Apologies to any we’ve missed, to be added to the list please get in touch: email the Belhelvie Community Council or contact us on our Facebook page
Please check on your neighbours by phone or from a safe distance to see if they need anything, and keep an eye out for members of our community who may not be online at this time.
Scottish Government route map & protection levels
"To minimise the risk of spreading the virus, you must stay at home as much as possible. By law, in a Level 4 area, you can only leave your home (or garden) for an essential purpose." Source: Scottish Government stay at home guidance
Scottish Government - Stay at home Guidance
Postcode checker for COVID restrictions by protection level in areas of Scotland
Scottish Government Route map
The Hub provides help and advice for Grampian. Information available includes:
- How to make a request for assistance and how to register to offer one
- Information about schools and nurseries
- How coronavirus is spread and how to avoid catching or spreading germs
- Guidance and support available for businesses
- Financial support and assistance
- View latest news from UK and Scottish governments
Links to Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen Council, British Red Cross, HM Coastguard, Moray Council, NHS Grampian, Police Scotland, SCottish Fire and Rescue Service and SSE
Visit the Grampian Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance Hub website
We are updating Facebook and our website with news about local services such as Doctors, Schools and other Council facilities as soon as we hear about any changes due to the crisis. (See our news page for more information).
We recommend you keep up with the latest advice from the Scottish government through their website and the news.
Advice and volunteering in Scotland
The Ready Scotland site has information about:
- Helping your neighbours, friends and family
- How to volunteer
- Where to find additional support
- Advice for community groups
- Shopping responsibly
- Advice for businesses
Find out more on the Ready Scotland website.
There is specific advice for volunteering on:
- Returning Health & Social Care workers
- British Red Cross supporting our public services including the NHS and local authorities
- Volunteer Scotland to supporting other charities and groups in your community
Find out more on the Ready Scotland website - volunteering information
Page last updated: 16 February 2021