During these difficult times, the Community Council along with Crail Matters and the Crail Community Partnership will try to keep you informed, and we will try to make available information on community services to support you.

A dedicated telephone line has been established for members of the Crail community to call or text for information and to make request for volunteer assistance07376 531092. This number is also on WhatsApp.

Go to crail.info for up to date information.

Free face coverings are available at Crail Pharmacy (facilitated by Crail Community Council, and funded Crail Matters).

A self-help programme to help people cope with isolation and anxiety can be found here https://crailmatters.com/covid19/. This is a clinically tested evidence based programme.

Many people may be self-isolating or choosing not to venture out. If you are in this situation and require supplies or groceries, please get in touch via the telephone number above, or with any of the following:
or contact Crail Partnership on facebook. People are available to help you in any way they can. Please be assured that your privacy will be at all times respected.

We are looking for young volunteers who would be willing to deliver papers, milk, etc. to those in the community who may need support. If you are able to lend a hand for a short period of time, please contact 07376531092.

The Community Council have received funding from the Settlement Trust to enable it to respond as appropriate.

Skeith Health Centre
Skeith Health Centre are asking that no one goes into the surgery. If you have an appointment scheduled, this will now take place over the phone.
– No pre bookable appointments are available until further notice.
– All appointments requests are now taken on the day only. These appointments will be telephone appointments. The clinician will decide if you need to be seen once they have spoken to you.
– Do not go to the surgery unless you have been given an appointment by the clinician.More information can be found at https:// anstruthermedicalpractice.co.uk/news.aspx

For those with non-acute symptoms the Scottish Government has established a new COVID-19 helpline: 0800 028 2816
For all other medical issues, unrelated to COVID-19, do not call 111. Call your GP.

Shops in Crail
Please adhere to social distancing whilst browsing and only touch items that you intend to purchase. And please, can we all shop considerately, buying more than is needed can leave others without, there will be enough for everyone if we all work together. Penmans, Greens and Smoked Fired Wholefoods shops are open and making deliveries. The Co-op is open, as is the Pharmacy and the Bakers. See below or Crail Matters for contact details, opening times, etc.

All other shops in Crail are closed in accordance with Government instructions.
Penmans 01333 450218
The Smoke Fired Whole Foods Shop – if possible, email your order to crispinrainbow@gmail.com the day before your required delivery. You can also use mobile number 07910253681 .
Greens 01333 450010. Free delivery on orders over £10 in Crail every day except Sunday and Kingsbarns on a Wednesday and a Saturday, pre ordering between 9-11am one day in advance is ideal especially for fish as it allows us to order what’s required.
Lochaber Farm (near Dunino) is offering to make home deliveries of their farm baked bread in Crail http://www.lochaberfarm.com 
Opening times:
Barnets 8.30-1.00pm
Greens 9-3.00pm
The Smoke Fired Whole Foods Shop 10 til 4.00pm Monday to Saturday, Sunday closed
Co-op  7.00am-8.00pm (vulnerable 8-9am) – follow one way system
Pharmacy normal business hours
Penmans Mon-Tues,  Thur-Sat 6.30am-3.00pm , Wed, 6.30-1230
Crail Hospital Car Service & COVID19
For over 50 years good neighbours in Crail have provided a service to help the elderly and sick get to and from their appointments at their GP surgery or hospital. At a time when this service could be needed more and more we have a problem. For a number of reasons almost all of our team of volunteer drivers are now forced to self- isolate and so are unable to drive folk to medical appointments.
It seems almost certain that, for the first time in over 50 years, the Hospital Car Service will not be able to help our neighbours.
We need YOUR help. If you are young, healthy, have a car and are willing to give up just a few hours of your time – if needed – to help the vulnerable in our community, please get in touch with me, Peter Salkeld, on 451165. We need your help so please get in touch.
Help for people who may lose their job and/or hours.

Recent Government announcements have addressed the problems of loss of work or hours as a result of COVID19. If you are in doubt about what benefits may be available to you, contact Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF), Their offices are closed for face to face appointments but their website has useful information http://www.CABfife.org.uk There are also 3 helplines :
0445 1400 095 – general enquiries
0345 1400 094 – debt advice
0800 023 2581 – help to claim Universal Credit


Other information
Stagecoach have announced changes from Monday 23 March to the 95 bus timetable. A Sunday timetable with an extra morning journey added will run Monday-Saturday. The normal Sunday timetable will run on Sunday.
Scotrail have announced services will operate to a broadly normal timetable but travellers should check. The last train Edinburgh to Dundee is 1902.
Government advice can be found at http://www.nhsinform.scot/ self-help-guides/self-help-guide-coronavirus-covid-19.
Up to date and reliable general information on Coronavirus can be found at https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

Some Fife recycling centres are re-opening on 1 June and you must pre-book before you can access these. Bin Collections – to check your address  https://online.fifedirect.org.uk/env_bins/index.cfm.
Different parts of Crail appear to be operating different bin collection schedules – the only way to find yours is check your address using the Fife Council web search address above.