Coronavirus - Government Updates

Please see below for up-to-date information and resources for both the Scotland and UK Government's advice on the current coronavirus situation.. 

Information and advice is constantly changing. I will continue to post on my website to keep communities updated. 

 

The Scottish Government announced their plans for a phased return out of lockdown and current restrictions.

Whilst restrictions will not be lifted at once, in the coming weeks it is likely that we will have more freedoms – such as being able to sit in the park and meeting up with another household. This will likely begin to be introduced from the 28th of May.

This provides hope for our futures and shows that we have all played an important role in preventing the spread of the virus.

 

Those aged 5 and over are eligible for a COVID-19 test if you are experiencing any symptoms - including a persistent cough, high fever, or loss of taste or smell. Appointments for the drive-through testing centres can be booked online at: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 0300 303 2713.

 

A new helpline has been set up for people who would be at high risk if they contracted Coronavirus, but are without support from family or their community. Contact the helpline on 0800 111 4000, which is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

 

Coronavirus in Scotland:

https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Aberdeenshire Council:

Aberdeenshire Council's website has up-to-date information on coronavirus and the latest advice on school closures, community groups, travel services and more:

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/featured-items/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Ready Scotland:

Ready Scotland have prepared a useful list of where to go to find additional support for you or someone you know, which will be updated on a rolling basis.

https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/where-to-find-additional-support/

 

For information for businesses visit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

https://www.gov.scot/news/workplace-advice-contained-in-new-coronavirus-guidance/

 

Education:

Scottish Government:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/statement-covid19-managing-impacts-scottish-education/

Scottish Qualifications Authority:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and impact on August 2020 certification:

https://www.sqa.org.uk/

 

Transport Scotland:

Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on transport:

https://www.transport.gov.scot/our-approach/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

UK Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office:

Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas during Coronavirus (COVID-19):

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

 

Health Protection Scotland:

Guidance for healthcare professionals in Scotland. Health Protection Scotland has issued a range of guidance documents on COVID-19. Including guidance on the management of patients presenting to primary care:

https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/covid-19/

 

Care Inspectorate:

Registration and regulation of all care services (including childcare services)

https://www.careinspectorate.com/index.php/coronavirus-professionals

 

SSSC  – Scottish Social Services Council:

Regulator and register of social care staff

https://news.sssc.uk.com/news/how-we-will-continue-to-regulate-in-light-of-novel-coronavirus-covid-19

 

World Health Organization (WHO):

Rolling global update:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen