Largo Area Coronavirus Response Team

LACRT Areas of Interest

The Vulnerable

The Self Isolating

Local Businesses

Local Organisations

Volunteers

Our Mission

To coordinate and manage the response to the coronavirus to the best of our ability, for the communities of Largo, Lundin Links, New Gilston, Newburn and Drumeldrie.

LACRT

The organisation has been constituted under Fife Council’s emergency planning framework, which is designed to deal with exceptional crises. We are not the emergency services, but LACRT will support and assist these where the need arises. We will work closely with local organisations, businesses and volunteers to ensure that we have community resilience in the face of an unprecedented health threat.

LACRT was launched on Friday 20th March 2020.

A helpline has been set up to receive calls from those in our community who need help.

HELPLINE NUMBER – 0800 999 3465 - Calls to this number are free.

News

LACRT BULLETIN- 5th April 2020

By today, the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Fife had reached 200. This is, of course, an underestimate as only cases tested in hospital are included in the figures. We must assume that the virus is on our local streets already.

NHS Fife has now set up a Covid-19 information page at coronavirus.nhsfife.org. The NHS and the World Health Organisation are two trusted sources of advice and information. Both are used by the BBC.

Sadly, this virus will not just go away. There will be a growing number of infections. Our community responsibility must be to slow it down as much as we can. Our primary goal is to minimise infection rates and keep our beloved NHS from being overwhelmed by avoidable early Coronavirus cases.

There will be no quick fix. We really need to change our behaviours to limit the spread of the virus. Please don’t shop more than once a week for essential supplies. Please keep a minimum of 3 steps apart in public. Please soap and wash your hands frequently, rinse thoroughly and then dry them well.

Unfortunately, for now these actions are our only defense against Coronavirus. Please:

STAY AT HOME, MINIMISE CONTACT WITH OTHERS and WASH YOUR HANDS!

Our aim is to help you. We and the NHS really need you to stay safe and to stay well.

LACRT

HELPLINE NUMBER - 0800 999 3465