Since the pandemic, health services must operate differently to protect everyone. It’s important to maintain safe infection control and minimise unnecessary physical contact where possible.
Coronavirus in Scotland
Information support and guidance from the Scottish Government.
Your Community Health Care Services
If you’re wondering how health services are different as a result of coronavirus or which service is right for you – we’re here to help.
Test and Protect
Help Scotland keep the spread of coronavirus under control by downloading and using the free Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect service.
Care Planning Conversations
Dr Paul Baughan, a GP in Forth Valley and National Clinical Lead with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, has made this short video to explain the importance of care planning conversations for those most vulnerable to coronavirus infection.
Contact Scotland BSL
Video Relay Service for all - this means calls can be made to any service provider (public, voluntary or private sector) including contacting the GP to making an appointment at the hairdresser or booking a MOT for your car ... and everything between!
Access for BSL Users
The Relay UK service provides a centralised relay service for people who are deaf and without speech.
0800 73111 888
Distress Brief Intervention
Distress Brief Interventions (DBIs) are an innovative way of supporting people in distress. The need to improve the response to people presenting in distress has been strongly advocated by people who have experience of distress and by front line service providers, resulting in the DBI pilot. DBI consists of two parts, with part 1 seeing trained front-line health, police, paramedic and primary care staff help ease any individual. They then ask the person if they would like further support.
Rape crisis Scotland
Rape Crisis Scotland provides a national rape crisis helpline and email support for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened.
08088 01 03 02
Latest coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including physical distancing measures and advice for infected households.
Friends against Scams
Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams. Scams cost the UK economy £5-£10 Billion a year 53% of people over 65 have been targeted by scams Only 5% of scams are reported Our statistics indicate that the average scam victim has lost over £3000.
0808 223 1133
Viral Kindness Scotland
We are bringing communities across Scotland together to spread kindness and help anyone who is vulnerable and struggling with self-isolation.
Test and Protect
Test and Protect is Scotland’s way of putting into practice the test, trace, isolate, support strategy.
To stay fit and healthy whilst at home, they the NHS Home workout videos
People must by law wear a face covering in shops and on public transport and public transport premises such as railway and bus stations and airports. This applies to open-air railway platforms, but not to bus stops.
NHS 24 Coronavirus (COVID-19) app
NHS 24 has developed the Covid-19 app to put your healthcare in your hand. It links directly to NHS inform, our digital health and wellbeing information resource, to bring you: NHS 24 coronavirus app home screen very latest in clear, authoritative and factual clinical guidance on coronavirus, instant alerts when key information changes or is updated. The steps you should take to minimise the risk of infection an easy-to-use symptom checker advice if you have a potential infection.
Baby crying is normal, you can cope. Please follow the ICON guidance for coping with crying.
If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
0808 800 5000
If you are experiencing domestic abuse or are supporting someone who is in that situation, immediate help is available.
Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
National Domestic Violence Helpline
Are you experiencing domestic abuse? You are not alone. The Helpline can help you find a refuge vacancy for you and your children; call us them more information. They can also support you to find other specialist services in your community, which can provide support whether or not you have left your partner.
0808 2000 247
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
0300 123 3393
Young Minds is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever their challenges.