Covid-19 Information and Resources

This is information has been gathered by volunteers in my local community and will be updated with fresh links from time to time.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others

Web Resources:

ScotGov website updated with current information and policy:

https://www.gov.scot/

ScotGov advise to limit social contact:

https://www.gov.scot/news/people-advised-to-limit-social-contact/

NHS Coronavirus Overview:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Queercare resources for care in and in response to the Covid-19 Global Pandemic:

https://queercare.network/our-work/resources/covid-19/

Coronavirus – latest service updates City of Edinburgh Council:

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus-4/coronavirus-covid-19-scotland

How to wash your hands – NHS:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/

Helping in your community:

https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/helping-in-your-community/

How Long Does the Coronavirus Last on Surfaces?:

https://www.wired.com/story/how-long-does-the-coronavirus-last-on-surfaces/

Waste and recycling service during coronavirus:

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus-4/bin-collections-recycling-centres?

NHS Self Isolation advice:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

Information for children, young people and families from Great Ormond Street:

https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information-children-young-people-and-families

An expert guide to social distancing – and what to do if friends and family aren’t onboard

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/16/how-to-social-distance-convince-friends-family?

Information from BBC about protecting mental health:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799

Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak:

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Age concern advice for older people and their families:

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/information-advice/health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus/

Information for people affected by dementia:

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-covid-19-information-people-affected-dementia

Home care for patients with suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) infection presenting with mild symptoms, and management of their contacts

https://www.who.int/publications-detail/home-care-for-patients-with-suspected-novel-coronavirus-(ncov)-infection-presenting-with-mild-symptoms-and-management-of-contacts

PDSA – Can pets catch Coronavirus:

https://www.pdsa.org.uk/what-we-do/blog/vet-qa-can-pets-catch-coronavirus

Self Employed and business and financial advice links:

Creative Creative Scotland Coronavirus Update:

https://www.creativescotland.com/what-we-do/latest-news/archive/2020/02/coronavirus-advice?

Coronavirus and claiming benefits:

https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/

ScotGov – support for business:

https://www.gov.scot/news/gbp-320-million-package-of-support-for-businesses

Tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tax-helpline-to-support-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19

Coronavirus Financial Help & Rights: Sick pay, mortgages, rental help, energy top-ups, cancelled events & more

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights/

Scotgov advice for organisers of mass events:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-to-organisers-on-mass-events/

Facebook Resources and Volunteer Groups

Volunteering Coordinating group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CoronaVolunteeringEdinburgh/

Local Volunteer Groups Locator

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1255918341278264/

Mental Health Support Coordinating Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/521003585483134/

Disability and Access Coordinating Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/EdEnable/

Entertainment and Welfare Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/EntAndWelfare/

NHS Scotland Information page

https://www.facebook.com/NHSwebsite/

Evolving Services

Beach House Portobello Delivery Service:

http://www.thebeachhousecafe.co.uk/

Doorstep Market – Edinburgh’s FREE delivery and collection service for COVID-19

https://www.doorstepmarket.co.uk/

Duddingston Covid Support Group