Coronavirus Advice for Eastwood Residents

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, my office has closed but staff are still working remotely. Please email Jackson.Carlaw.MSP@parliament.scot or call 0141 465 6611 if you have any issues or questions. 

Key information for Eastwood Residents on COVID-19

 

Shopping

 

Supermarkets around Eastwood are having special hours for the elderly and vulnerable as well as our brilliant NHS staff and carers. Current government advice means that people should be shopping as infrequently as possible.

 

M&S The Avenue

Mondays and Thursdays 8am-9am elderly/vulnerable shopping hour

Tuesdays and Fridays 8am-9am NHS workers shopping hour

 

Waitrose Newton Mearns

Everyday 8am-9am elderly/vulnerable shopping hour

Currently planning for elderly/vulnerable delivery

 

Morrisons Giffnock

Monday to Saturday 7am-8am NHS workers shopping hour

 

Asda Newton Mearns

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8am-9am elderly/vulnerable, carers, NHS workers shopping hour

 

 

Trains

 

ScotRail timetable changes will take effect on 30th March 2020, reducing the service in mornings and evenings. You should only travel if absolutely necessary as a key worker or if you are assisting a vulnerable individual.

 

Neilston Line (every half hour)

 

First service:

0724 Neilston to Glasgow Central

0634 Glasgow Central to Neilston

 

Last service:

2028 Neilston to Glasgow Central

1935 Glasgow Central to Neilston

 

 

East Kilbride Line (every half hour)

 

First Service:

0642 East Kilbride to Glasgow Central

0742 Glasgow Central to East Kilbride

 

Last Service:

2028 East Kilbride to Glasgow Central

1947 Glasgow Central to East Kilbride

 

Check the ScotRail timetable before you travel: https://www.scotrail.co.uk/coronavirus-travel-information

 

 

Buses

 

First Bus will be running a reduced timetable commencing on 29th March 2020, operating a broadly Sunday timetable. You should only travel if absolutely necessary as a key worker or if you are assisting a vulnerable individual.

 

There are some timetable changes that will impact Eastwood:

 

4/4A: no change (link)

 

6/6A: every 15 minutes in the morning (5 minutes later), every 30 minutes in the evening (no change) (link)

 

X78: suspended in the morning, no service in the evening

 

All night buses are suspended and will not operate.

All services not lister will operate in line with normal timetable.

 

Check the First Bus timetable before you travel: https://www.firstgroup.com/greater-glasgow/news-and-service-updates/coronavirus-covid19-service-information/sunday-29th-march

 

 

Bin Collections

 

East Renfrewshire Council have changed the regular bin collections for the coming weeks in order to focus their resources.

 

Blue bins  will not be collected for the foreseeable future. Paper and card  can be placed in grey bins.

Greenhags Recycling centre is closed until further notice.

Here is how the updated weekly collection cycle will work for May:

  • W/C Mon 4 May - green (plastic, cans and bottles) and brown (garden and food) bin collections on your normal collection day.
  • W/C Mon 11 May - grey (non-recyclable) bin collection on your normal collection day.
  • W/C Mon 18 May - grey (non-recyclable) bin collection on your normal collection day.
  • W/C Mon 25 May - green (plastic, cans and bottles) and brown (garden and food) bin collections on your normal collection day.

The teams will be out collecting bins on the May bank holidays (8 and 25 May).

Blue bin collections will not be reinstated at this stage.

 

 

Voluntary Groups

 

Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire: 0141 876 9555 or hello@va-er.org.uk

 

There are many Facebook groups in Eastwood for those wanting to volunteer and those in need of help:

 

East Renfrewshire Volunteer to Help Platform https://www.facebook.com/groups/209660436758831/

Go Giffnock! https://www.facebook.com/groups/479511322881638/

I Love Clarkston Community Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/271409786957123/

Newton Mearns Community https://www.facebook.com/groups/108226129712273/

 

 

Helplines

 

Business Support: 0300 303 0660

Universal Credit: 0800 328 5644

HMRC: 0800 015 9559

NHS: 111 (check nhsinform.scot/coronavirus first)

 

Please also use the below links to find information from the UK government and specific Scottish Government advice as well. 

Scottish Government advice and information can be found here and public health advice on NHS inform can be found here.

This page has been designed to provide up-to-date information, guidance and advice with regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service.

Please click here for the Government's stay at home advice and here for more general information.

 

Automatic information from the UK Government is below.