Coronavirus Local Information


Today’s Coronavirus figures from the Scottish Government show a marked increase in the number of cases in Tayside.  Over the last two days the number of positive tests in Tayside has increased by almost 150. 

The total in Scotland has increased by almost 750 in the same two days.  Sadly, the number of deaths in Scotland has increased by 136 in that time.

It is vitally important that we all do as much as we possibly can to limit the spread of this devastating disease. 

The Government guidelines ask us to stay at home as much as possible.  This means only going out when absolutely necessary.    

Social distancing measures when you are out are absolutely vital.  Keep your distance from anyone not in your household. 

Wash your hands thoroughly as soon as you return home.

Locally there is also some recent information to try and help local organisations and businesses help local residents.

St Margaret’s Health Centre now has a Facebook page to help keep everyone up to date with any changes.  One of the most recent posts was about repeat prescriptions

PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE HEALTH CENTRE to request a repeat prescription. Please either phone 01764 663010 to leave a message for the prescription staff, email or if you have not already signed up for our online prescription service and wish to do so please email us on with a note of your email address and we will send you a link to register.

Docherty’s Midland Coaches – this from Docherty’s Facebook page

Due to circumstances, Docherty’s will be temporarily closing from Saturday 28th March. We are going to suspend all of our local bus services for an initial period of two weeks.

The routes that will not operate include services 19, 20, 18, 45, 155 and 49/49a.

We will post on our Facebook page when we are back up and running.

Auchterarder Parish Church

Some local stores now operating delivery services – please do remember that stock could be restricted –

Allan’s Butcher 01764 662128 Deliver To housebound. Inc soup, frozen meals

Handy Shop, Crieff. Take Switch. Deliver to PH3 01764 652030 Inc pasta

D&D Dairies Switch 01764 654271 Diary, cheese, bread, rolls

Alexa Fruit & Veg, Auchterarder. No switch. 01764 663724

Urquharts Auchterarder – Take card payments over the phone – 01764 662672

Please stay indoors as much as possible at this time and help restrict the spread of Coronavirus.


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