Every household between Berneray and Eriskay should by now have received their copy of the Coronavirus information and services booklet published on 6 May by Uist Council of Voluntary Organisations (UCVO).

The booklet was produced ‘with a massive team effort’, according to a spokeswoman for UCVO, and gives details useful contacts and a comprehensive list of local organisations offering services, advice and support across the islands during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The spokeswoman said: “Thank you to our community partners in Third Sector Interface Western Isles for supporting the publication of this document and, most importantly, the volunteers from local third sector partners who are delivering the booklet to every home between Berneray and Eriskay.”

The booklet is primarily targeted at people who are in isolation because of Covid-19 and is also being made available as a download here https://fa59e7cc-46fa-4185-829c-68be02a6b247.filesusr.com/ugd/5ce632_e01c16d3df3d4e938df513811393a6f2.pdf and in a pull-out supplement to the May edition of Am Paipear.

It’s been given a big thumbs up by recipients, who have shown their appreciation on social media with comments like: “I received my excellent booklet this afternoon by a very stealthy delivery crew. Many thanks for the hard work” and “It’s a great resource! Well done!”

The UCVO spokeswoman said: “(These organisations) are working tirelessly to deliver essential support to people in our community during this difficult time. There are too many to mention individually, but suffice to say we are extremely fortunate to live in such a caring community.”