Where to meet us

COVID-19 outbreak: On 2021-07-19 mainland Scotland was placed in Level 0, in line with the an a strategic framework released on 2021-06-22. However, this relaxation in rules does not affect LCV tasks directly. Scotland is expected to move beyond Level 0 on 2021-08-09 and this may have effects on how we run our tasks.

Accordingly our task programme, to the end of September will continue. Hope to see you on task soon.

The LCV trustees' view is that LCV, a registered charity provides "voluntary and charitable services" and "an organised [outdoor] activity". These activities are expressly permitted in the relevant legislation. We may adopt other measures (e.g. restricting numbers) where it is appropriate to do so for the safety of our clients and volunteers.

Please note Volunteers should have regard to the relevant travel guidance before making any decision to travel to our tasks.

To aid social distancing, we encourage volunteers to meet us on site wherever possible. Our task programme will tell you where and when to meet for the task you have booked. Meeting us on site helps to maintain social distancing.

However, for volunteers who cannot meet us on site we have put in place a system to allow safe use of our minibus under 1m social distancing rules based on the guidance for public transport operators. The key features of our system are as follows:

  1. No passengers who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or who have recently (within 14 days) been in contact with a person with such symptoms are permitted on the bus. Please follow government advice and self-isolate at home.
  2. A maximum of 4 households (max 5 people) on the bus
  3. A face covering must be worn at all times while on the bus, and no eating or drinking is permitted
  4. Passengers must sanitise their hands on entry and on exit from the bus
  5. Windows will be opened as far as practicable to improve ventilation
  6. Volunteers must only sit in marked seats and must sit in the same seat for both the outward and return journeys

Volunteers who are in a high-risk group, while very welcome, should consider carefully the risks they face (or may pose to other volunteers) before using the bus (and by attending tasks). If you require further information  our full policy on use of the minibus includes all the measures to be taken by leaders, drivers and volunteers.

For day tasks, if you are getting the bus we will usually meet on the north side of St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, at 9.30 a.m. sharp. If we are meeting in another location or time, you will be told after booking your place on the bus.

Map of pickup point on North side of St Andrew Square

Map of pickup point on North side of St Andrew Square

Look out for our white minibus.

Our minibus at St Andrew Square

Our minibus at St Andrew Square

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