Rural Communities

*Last updated 09:00am, 01 June 2020


Rural Communities

communitiesWe have compiled information on topics that impact communities at large, including messaging from and relating to Local Authorities. Some of the information here is included in other pages in more detail, so please consult our member support page if you require more information on a specific subject.


23 October 2020 - The Scottish Government’s new five-level framework

During Friday 23 October's media briefing the First Minister outlined the Scottish Government’s new five-level framework which will allow for a refreshed strategic approach to suppressing Coronavirus outbreaks across Scotland.

The framework indicates different levels of protection that might be needed based on different levels of transmission for the virus. It will allow for rapid but proportionate responses on both a local and national basis using a transparent range of measures and options.

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29 May 2020 - Local Authority support for flytipping

We have produced a summary document listing current Covid-19 restrictions and available support for the disposal of flytipped waste. We will update this document as more information becomes available.

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plastic28 May 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19): staying at home and away from others (physical distancing)

The purpose of this guidance is to minimise opportunities for the virus to transmit from one person to another. Please follow this guidance and exercise your judgement and consider your safety - and the safety of others - at all times. Before leaving your home you should plan how you will keep safe and minimise risk. For example, consider whether and how you will avoid touching surfaces that others have touched and how you will practise good hygiene.

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27 May 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19): reopening and managing household waste recycling centres

Joint Scottish Government and COSLA guidance for local authorities on the considerations involved in reopening and operating Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the context of COVID-19.

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