Local advice and help in Dumbarton

We have received the following links from the Regeneration, Environment & Growth division at West Dunbartonshire Council for those with financial as well as health concerns following the restrictions to our lives resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic:

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Worship services cancelled due to Corona Virus / Covid-19

As of Monday 16th March 2020 The Scottish Government advised that people should minimise social contact by avoiding crowded areas and large gatherings, including religious congregations, and smaller gatherings, listing areas which were of concern:

In the light of the above, the Church of Scotland Task Group has agreed to ask, in the strongest terms, that all gatherings for worship should cease until further notice, with effect from Wednesday 18th March 2020.  Additionally, The Church of Scotland has the following guidelines:

In the meantime there are church services in various forms streaming online:

Sunday broadcasts of a weekly service take place on BBC Radio 4, and also on BBC Radio Scotland; other radio stations are available.

If you know of anyone who needs support of any kind please do get in touch to discuss options for an appropriate response – call the church office on 726688, email office@dumbartonriverside.org.uk or via facebook.  The usual contact details apply for the minister and pastoral care team (available from the office if you don’t have to hand).

With the situation changing on a daily basis we urge everyone to seek up to date advice from official sources, such as: