Posted 09/06/2020
By: Helen Castle

This programme is open to people who are most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic i.e. those on the shielded list or those in group 2 (those who are clinically vulnerable/ eligible for the flu jab).

Through this scheme, those who do not have access to the internet and are eligible, are gifted a device and initial connectivity. This is an effort to help those who do not have the existing means to keep in touch with family and friends remotely and possible access services to help and support them during this time.

If you think you are eligible please contact Kerry Spence at OIC 01856 873535 ext. 2425.

In Other News..

Contacting the Well-Being Coordinator
Posted 24/08/2020

I would like to apologise for being quiet and not replying to emails this last couple of weeks. Many of you may have heard already, but, for those who haven't; I managed to break my leg in a ridiculous manner and had to have an operation on it, so I have been resting.

I am now back to working my normal hours, however, due to the injury and doctors orders I am currently working from home so if you need to get in touch you can contact me via:

Email: oMobile: 07948466380

I understand calls to mobiles can be costly so feel free to request that I call you back and I will do so promptly.

My hours of work are:
Wednesday 9am-11am 1:30pm-3:30pm
Thursday 9am-3pm
Friday 9am-11am 1:30pm-3:30pm

British Red Cross Hardship Fund
Posted 24/08/2020

The Hardship Fund was created by the British Red Cross to help those most financially impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Click here for more information

Know Before You Go Information
Posted 11/08/2020

Historic Scotland sites - Cubbie Roo, St Magnus Church and Midhowe Broch are open. The chambered tombs on Rousay are now shut (Blackhammer, Taversoe, Yarso and Midhowe Cairn).

Faraclett Head walk and parking space is closed.

Trumland House Gardens remain closed.

The Taversoe is closed for the remainder of the season.

For Trumland Farm accommodation and camp site, please contact the site directly for information re opening.

It is the REW DT's understanding that all other holiday lets, except The Space, are closed for the season.

The only toilets that are open are the toilets in Rousay, Wyre & Egilsay waiting rooms,

Marion’s Shop and Rousay Post office are open but their hours are restricted.  Please check before you try to visit them and as these premises are small, there is a restriction on how many people are allowed in at a time to ensure social distancing is adhered to.