COVID-19 Support

If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS Inform for advice.

Well-being while staying at home

Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.

If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.

Get urgent support now from Every Mind Matters

Keeping Active

To stay fit and healthy whilst at home, try the NHS Home workout videos.

Test and Protect

Test and Protect is Scotland’s way of putting into practice the test, trace, isolate, support strategy.

More about Test and Protect

Viral Kindness Scotland

We are bringing communities across Scotland together to spread kindness and help anyone who is vulnerable and struggling with self-isolation.

Freephone: 0800 054 2282

Advice for patients with pre-existing conditions

Support for the employed

Isolation Notes are available online from NHS 111, if you are self-isolating and need a note for your employer.

Support for self-employed

Guidance for people who are self-employed and getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Facemask Exemption & Advice

Advice and information regarding facemasks can be found here – https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-public-use-of-face-coverings/#exemptions

A printable exemption can be found here – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/903454/Exemption_from_face_covering_card_to_print.pdf

Advice for Vulnerable Patients

Scotland of the Distress Brief Intervention service (DBI)

This gives people over the age of 16 who are in emotional distress the opportunity to speak to a member of trained staff from a voluntary organisation background about their problems. Supervised contact is offered within 24 hours of referral for up to 2 weeks.

Scotland of the Distress Brief Intervention service (DBI)

Useful links

  • National Domestic Violence   Helpline 0808 2000 247
  • Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 010302
  • NSPCC  Helpline 0808 800 5000 – If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support
  • Childline 0800 1111 – Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry
  • MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on “Coronavirus and your wellbeing”
  • YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and naxiety about Coronavirus
  • ICON: Babies cry: You can cope
  • SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID
  • Breathing Space: Open up when you’re feeling down. 0800 83 85 87

Recovering from COVID-19

Watch the video below to see how you can ease your recovery from a COVID-19 infection.