North Berwick Community Resilience

Coronavirus Support Centre

Who are we?

The North Berwick Community Emergency Resilience Plan was developed by North Berwick Community Council in partnership with the community and the Resilient Communities Team at East Lothian Council. It is there for emergencies where statutory and voluntary services need extra help and support. We use the plan to identify the risks faced by people across our community, in particular people who are most at risk, and to mobilise community volunteers and resources.

We have a Community Emergency Coordinator for the plan who draws together a team of volunteers who set up and deliver the emergency plan. The plan is in place until services are able to manage again.

What do we do?

The North Berwick COVID-19 Community Emergency Resilience Plan outlines what we as a community can do to reduce the spread of the virus and protect essential workers in the NHS, social care, shops and public services. It aims to help us still be a strong and supportive community even if we have to be apart and do things differently.

This website has been set up to provide you all the information you need if you are in need of help, are an existing volunteer or if you are interested in volunteering.

How do we work?

We provide direct local community support, we help people to help themselves and support neighbours. The following groups have been set up to form key elements of the Emergency Plan:

Street Links: A person in your street or neighbourhood who is there is you need a bit of help or just to know that you are not alone.

Wee Locals: A website to help you find out what shops are open and delivering -

Shoppers: Help for people who can't get out to do shopping or collect prescriptions.

Volunteering: Lot's of people have offered to help their community. As volunteering opportunities become available, we let people know. National volunteering schemes are also available now too.

In an emergency we work closely with the Resilient Communities Team at East Lothian Council. You can read their latest updates here.

  • For more information on protecting yourself from the Coronavirus and details of useful information sources, click here

  • For information on what the Resilience Group have been working on as well as other useful news items, click here

  • The North Berwick Resilience Group can be contacted at any time via phone, email or Facebook. Click here for details.