Coronavirus (Covid19) Help and information

It can be hard to know where to find information and help just now. We will try to keep you updated with links to important sources of official information as well as news of the groups who can help you in your local area. You can help us with that. If you know of any groups of volunteers or any businesses running different services to support people then please do email us about them at info@disabilityscot.org.uk

Official information

The official information and advice changes every day as people learn more about the virus itself and as strategies to stop the spread change. Here are some pages to help you keep in touch with that.

The Scottish Government website provides links to updated travel information, news briefings and health advice.

One important page on the Scottish Government is the page that gives information on ‘shielding’ for those people who are at highest risk. You can find out more about this here:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/covid-shielding-contacts/pages/overview/

There is now also a Scottish Government helpline for people who don’t fit in the Shielding category but are still vulnerable and need extra help. If you feel you are in this group then call:

0800 111 4000

 

 

NHS Inform provides all the up to date information on coronavirus and health advice from the NHS. This is where you can keep up to date with the correct phone numbers to call if you have symptoms or for general advice. It is important NOT to go to your doctor in person if you have symptoms.

UK Government website

There are also likely to be important updates and advice on the UK Government website which again can change every day.

 

Other useful Scottish Government and NHS links

ReadyScotland webpage on Covid-19

https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/

NHS inform Posters for download, (communications toolkit on following page)

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-professionals

BSL videos on YouTube

https://www.nhsinform.scot/translations/languages/british-sign-language-bsl/illnesses-and-conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

Easy Read documents

https://www.nhsinform.scot/translations/formats/easy-read/coronavirus-covid-19

Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Scottish Association for Mental Health have put together some information on their website to help with positive mental health and support during the Covid19 pandemic.

https://www.samh.org.uk/about-mental-health/self-help-and-wellbeing/coronavirus-and-your-mental-wellbeing

 

Information for your Area

The Scottish Government has published an updated list with the official contacts in all local authority areas for those who are ‘shielding’ from Coronavirus (those who cannot leave the house due to the pandemic). If you click on the link below you will be able to find the contact in your council area:

Sheilding contacts list

Local Community Search for Help

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organitsations (SCVO) has added a page where you can search for voluntary groups helping in your area during the Covid19 Crisis.

https://covid-19.scvo.org.uk/

Covid19 Mutual Aid UK

There is a search on this page for groups in the community who can be of help:

https://covidmutualaid.org/local-groups/

Viral Kindness

You can email or phone for help on this website:

https://www.viralkindness.scot/

They help you…

https://www.theyhelpyou.co.uk/

 

Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council advice, updates and information on Covid19

 

Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire Council advice, updates and information on Covid19

 

Angus

Angus Council advice, updates and information on Covid19

 

Argyle and Bute

Argyle and Bute Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh Council updates and information on Covid19

EVOC

Here is another page where you can search for groups in the Edinburgh area:

http://directory.evoc.org.uk/

Clackmannanshire

Clackmannanshire Council updates and information on Covid19

Western Isles

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Dundee

Dundee City Council updates and information on Covid19

 

East Ayrshire

Easy Ayrshire Council updates and information on Covid19

 

East Dunbartonshire

East Dunbartonshire Council updates and information on Covid19

 

East Lothian

East Lothian Council updates and information on Covid19

 

East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Falkirk

Falkirk Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Fife

Fife Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Glasgow

Glasgow City Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Highland

Highland Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Inverclyde

Inverclyde Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Midlothian

Midlothian Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Moray Council

Moray Council updates and information on Covid19

 

North Ayrshire

North Ayrshire Council updates and information on Covid19

 

North Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Orkney Islands

Orkney Islands Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Perth and Kinross

Perth and Kinross Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Renfrewshire

Renfrewshire Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Scottish Borders

Scottish Borders Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Shetland Islands

Shetland Islands Council updates and information on Covid19

 

South Ayrshire Council

South Ayrshire  Council updates and information on Covid19

 

South Lanarkshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council updates and information on Covid19

 

Stirling

Stirling Council updates and information on Covid19

 

West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire Council updates and information on Covid19

 

West Lothian

West Lothian Council updates and information on Covid19

 

 

We are still building this page and will be adding more links to information regularly including information for your local area so please come back!

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