Councillor Gordon Munro working from home (c) 2020 Gordon Munro
Councillor Gordon Munro working from home (c) 2020 Gordon Munro
Headline from BBC news website 10 June  2020
Headline from BBC news website 10 June 2020

Covid 19 deaths – Scotland 4,000

Confirmed cases 15,665

This will be an underestimate of the number of cases. Not everyone with the virus will display symptoms and not all those with symptoms will be tested.

Scotland tests: 130,104

Total NHS staff in Scotland: 165,909
Lothian confirmed cases: 2,778
Care home cumulative cases: 6,274

A total of 681 adult care homes (63%) have lodged at least one case with 515 notifying more than one case. 11,195 care home workers out of 53,000 have been tested.


Schools and early learning

In June, Phase 1 will see staff returning to schools, support for an increased number of children accessing critical childcare provision, re-opening of childminding services and outdoor nursery provision, plus transition support for children due to start P1 and S1 (wherever possible).

Support for young children

Help and advice can be found here

'Support for Young People at Home' graphic from Edinburgh City Council website

The Children’s Parliament are seeking the views of children and their experience of Covid 19. You can find out more and take part here:

Social Distancing
There have been issues in the Kirkgate, Crown Place and Leith Links where excess alcohol consumption has led to individuals acting without regard to others. This has seen Police intervention to halt this behaviour and to remind people to take Government advice (see above), seriously. In the instance of the Spey offering ‘takeaway beer’ that was immediately consumed outside, local residents and myself contacted Police to make them aware of this problem and it was tackled fairly quickly.
Should this recur you can report this to:

Leith Gala Day

Saturday 13th June would have been Leith Gala Day. Our friends at Leith Festival took the difficult decision to cancel earlier due to Covid 19.
If the situation improves then there may be a wee event later in the year. In the meantime keep an eye on their social media as they plan on marking Leith Festival 2020 see here and their Facebook page.
To keep you going, here’s a few images from my scrapbook of Galas gone by.
    Here Comes the Summer
    No matter the weather this will cheer you up.
    The Proclaimers – Sunshine on Leith
    Take care out there and heed the advice offered. Protect yourself and protect others.

    Cllr Gordon Munro 

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