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Caithness Voluntary Group Coronavirus Message
The voluntary sector will doubtless play a huge part in supporting the vulnerable in the current crises and Caithness Voluntary Group will continue to provide support but for the time being will be working slightly differently.   Until further notice Telford House will be closed to all visitors .  
Coronavirus Care Inspectorate guidance for services
Revised notification guidance.   In light of the current outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19, we have revised our notifications guidance with immediate effect and until further notice.  
Cancellation of Events In the Whatson Section - Please check if events are still on before you go
Several events have already been cancelled in the light of updates on Coronavirus from the government and Highland council.   Some groups are meeting tonight and others expect updates tomorrow so the whatson section will probably show more cancllations.  
Thousands of childcare volunteers across the UK and Europe show solidarity with healthcare workers
Europe has intensified its measures to combat COVID-19, and the UK has ramped up its response encouraging everyone to stay home, avoid all unnecessary travel, and to self-isolate if you are in a high-risk group.  For many European countries, schools and non-essential businesses have already closed, and national quarantine has become or is becoming the foreseeable future for millions of people.  
Event Cancellation - The History Of Wick Players
"Wick Players are sorry to announce that due to the restrictions suggested by the government, the talk on the history of the club which was to take place on Thursday 19th March has been CANCELED.  Cancelling is something we would have liked to have avoided, however, due to the ongoing issue of COVID-19 we have taken many point into consideration and have taken on the advice suggested.  
Cancelled - Wick Accordion & Fiddle Club - Tonight
Cancelled Due to Coronavirus advice..  
Cancellation of All of Caithness International Science Festival Events
Unfortunately the Science Festival organisers have received the latest news from the Highland council in face of the evolving Coronavirus crisis.   "In line with national guidance, the Council has moved from containment to delay.  
Coronavirus Update From Scottish Government - People advised to limit social contact
Those most at risk strongly advised to reduce unnecessary contact.   To slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) the general public are being asked to stay at home as much as possible and avoid unnecessary social contact.  
Charity welcomes TV licence fee delay for over-75s, but says it does not go far enough
Age Scotland has welcomed the BBC's decision to continue to allow free TV licences for all over-75s, but said eight weeks is not long enough.   The BBC announced today (Monday 16th March) it would delay TV licence fee changes for the over-75s until August 1 in light of the coronavirus situation.  
Caithness Science Festival - Some Cancellations Due To Coronavirus Advice
Caithness International Science Festival - Family Fun Day Cancelled, Saturday 21 st March 2020 Science O3 are disappointed to announce that due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and considering current advice from The Scottish Government, the committee have taken the decision to cancel the Caithness International Science.   Tonight's Caithness Astronomy Group event will be modified, as the presenter can no longer attend.  
Charity conferences cancelled over coronavirus
Third Force News article 10 March 2020.   Diabetes UK and the Microbiology Society will not go ahead with planned events in Scotland.  
Coronavirus fears for Scotland's 800,000 carers
Contingency plans are lacking say campa igners, leading many fearing to venture outdoors .   Thousands of carers fear coronavirus could render them unable to support their loved ones and are desperately calling on the Scottish Government for help.  
Advice issued for charities on coronavirus outbreak
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) - Adviceon Corona Virus Co-vid - 19.   Scotland's third sector organisations should put health first when making decisions around coronavirus.  
Wick Easter Sports CampThumbnail for article : Wick Easter Sports Camp
See poster for details..  
Caithness Community ChorusThumbnail for article : Caithness Community Chorus
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Sight Action's Short Sharp Campaign Success To Be Celebrated With Supporter Rhoda Grant MSPThumbnail for article : Sight Action's Short Sharp Campaign Success To Be Celebrated With Supporter Rhoda Grant MSP
Sight Action asks MSP Rhoda Grant to co-host thank you reception for clients and politicians who campaigned to save an established model of support services delivered by Sight Action.   A THANK YOU reception is being thrown for clients and politicians who campaigned to save an established model of support services Sight Action delivers.  
Sight Action campaigner Rhoda Grant ‘delighted' NHS Highland has backtracked over plans to discontinueThumbnail for article : Sight Action campaigner Rhoda Grant ‘delighted' NHS Highland has backtracked over plans to discontinue
Sight Action campaigner Rhoda Grant ‘delighted' NHS Highland has backtracked over plans to see its alliance with Sight Action severed.   MSP Rhoda Grant has said she is ‘delighted' that NHS Highland has back-tracked over plans to see its successful and long-standing alliance with Sight Action severed.  
Six community projects are to benefit from over £85k of funding following the Caithness & North Sutherland Fund's latest grant awards.   CNSFund Chairperson David Glass said "Our latest grant awards helps to support a wide range of projects including initiatives that focus on delivering social improvements.  
Child Protection TrainingThumbnail for article : Child Protection Training
COURSE INFO This workshop replaces 'In Safe Hands 1 & 2'.  The workshop is suitable for individuals responsible for leading their club or organisation in the wellbeing and protection of children and young people.  
Bob A Job In Thurso
BoB a JoB in March For 1st Thurso Boys' Brigade Do you have any jobs that need done then get in touch and we will let you know if we can do it.o Cleaning outside, removing garden rubbish and sweeping your paths, window cleaning, help with technology, recycle trips etc Donations for the work Contact Johanna Geddes 07811 767950.