COVID-19

Scotland follows a COVID-19 levels system (0-4). Each has a different set of rules on what you can and cannot do. Renfrewshire is currently in Level 2.

It will be vital that we all continue to follow FACTS and for the GSC this means we will continue to follow strict guidance in relation to FACTS and physical distancing as we move through these last stages out of Lockdown.

As a Team, everyone at the Good Shepherd Centre is proud that we have kept young people and colleagues safe and well throughout the Pandemic. We are delighted that we have been able to welcome increasing numbers of family and professional visitors back to the centre and will continue to do so, however, you are unable to visit if you are traveling from a level 3 and above area.

We’re also delighted that we can once again start planning towards whole centre and group activities with young people and staff and guests over the summer if things keep moving forward. For that to happen, we must make sure that we plan and support each visit to the centre safely, as Scotland is not ‘out of the woods’ yet in terms of this dangerous virus. So please ‘stick with it’ in terms of current GSC guidance during the Level 2 phase over the coming weeks and hopefully, things will become much more relaxed as we edge into the summer.

Changes from 17th May include:

  • You can meet socially in groups of up to:
    • 6 people from 3 households in your home or theirs – and can stay overnight.
    • 6 people from 3 households in an indoor public place like a café, pub or restaurant.
    • 8 people from 8 households outdoors.
    • You can travel anywhere in Scotland in Levels 0, 1 or 2 but must not enter a Level 3 or 4 area unless you have a permitted reason like going to work or caring for a vulnerable person.
    • You can travel to England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands - before you travel you must check the travel rules in those countries.
    • Cinemas, theatres, concert halls, amusement arcades, casinos, bingo halls, bowling alleys and snooker/pool halls
    • stadiums and events – with maximum numbers
    • Restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars can open indoors serving alcohol until 10:30pm with 2-hour pre-booked slots.

    Lateral flow device (LFD) home test kits will be available to anyone in the wider population who does not have COVID-19 symptoms. They can be picked up from local walk/drive-through test sites for people to test themselves twice-weekly. Anyone in Scotland who develops COVID-19 symptoms should self-isolate and book a PCR test.

    At GSC we already have many of our staff and some of the young people staying here taking part in twice weekly LFD self-testing, and we will be carrying on during the rest of May and as long as the Public Health advice encourages this.

    Please contact us before visiting the centre or if you have any questions or worries and we can explain what we are doing to keep everyone safe and well and what to expect in terms of Covid-19 safety measures.

    Please watch the film below about what to expect when visiting the centre.

    View a summary of our School Recovery Plan for Families and Visitors.