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Update on Befriending Service 1 April 2021

On 23rd March 2021 the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon laid out a possible timetable for easing restrictions which suggests if infection rates remain low, from 17 May in-home socialising of four people from two households is likely to be allowed.  This would mean face to face befriending could resume.

Currently befrienders and befriendees are still not able to meet indoors or travel in a car together. For befriendees who can get outside on their own safely without any physical help, there may be an opportunity to organise a meeting outdoors. These meetings must always follow social distancing rules. Please contact your Co-ordinator to discuss if you feel this is a possibility for you and your befriender.

We understand for some matches a return to face to face meetings cannot come soon enough.  We also understand that some may be anxious about meeting with others again. Please do contact your Co-ordinator to discuss any concerns.

We will continue to work in line with guidance from public health sources so that you and your befriender can be kept as safe as possible. You or your family/friends can access more information from the Scottish Government’s website using the following link: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance - (

With our sincere thanks for your continued support.

Liz Treasure

Senior Co-ordinator (on behalf of Trustees and Staff at Kincardine and Deeside Befriending)


Stonehaven Office (Liz & Shona)                    01569 765714

Banchory Office (Maggie)                               01330 823368