Covid-19 support

Here you can find reliable Covid-19 information and resources to keep you informed during the pandemic. This includes guidance and updates, wellbeing support and how to identify Covid-19 misinformation.

Guidance and updates

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Keep up-to-date with Covid-19 guidance and support from the Scottish Government, NHS Inform, Midlothian Council and Ready Scotland. Here you will find the most up-to-date information on:

  • local protection levels
  • travel and transport
  • support if you are self-isolating
  • Covid-19 symptoms
  • test and protect
  • Covid-19 vaccine rollout
  • local businesses
  • schools, colleges and universities

For the latest advice on schools, workplaces, shopping, local protection levels, vaccine rollout and more.

Latest guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including physical distancing measures and advice for households that have the virus.

Local guidance and information for people living, working and/or visiting Midlothian.

Advice and information from the Scottish Government on how you can stay safe, get help, and help others during this time.

Video from NHS Lothian about understanding Covid-19 self-isolation and support in Urdu, Cantonese Arabic, Bengali, Mandarin, Polish and Kurdish

Wellbeing across Scotland

To support people throughout Scotland, the Scottish Government launched the ‘Clear Your Head’ campaign. This online resource highlights practical things that you can do to look after your mental health and wellbeing during Covid-19.

The National Wellbeing Hub acts as a ‘front door’ to a wide range of support and wellbeing resources for people working in health and social care. This includes unpaid carers, volunteers within the health and social care services, and their families.

Covid-19 misinformation

We see a lot of information about Covid-19. At times it can be overwhelming and it’s hard to know what information to trust.

The resources listed on our Covid-19 support page include the official websites for updates and resources set out by the Scottish Government. If you have read something online or heard information about Covid-19 and you’re unsure if it’s true, you can use the following resources to check:

Full Fact – a team of independent fact-checkers and campaigners who find, expose and counter the harm it does.

OfCom – a large list of fact-checking information and links to organisations that can help you find reliable information

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