Covid-19: Other Support for Individuals

If you are shielding or think you should be shielding, please read the following information:

  • If you fall within one of the groups recommended to shield, you should have received or will be receiving a letter or text from the Scottish Government as the NHS has identified you as a person who would be most at-risk if the Coronavirus (COVID-19) was contracted.
  • Shielding is a recommended form of self-isolating for 12 weeks to minimise your contact with others to try to prevent you from contracting Coronavirus. If you think you have a condition which makes you extremely vulnerable you are strongly advised to shield yourself, to reduce the chance of getting coronavirus (COVID-19) and follow the face-to-face distancing measures below.
  • Details on shielding are available from NHS Inform and the UK Government. If you require support when you are shielding, please contact publicinformation@eastlothian.gov.uk or 01875 824300 (seven days a week). East Lothian Council is also making calls to everyone on the shielding list that is has contact details for.

If you think you may need financial support from East Lothian Council, please read the following information:

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Published by Sarah Russell on behalf East Lothian Conservative and Unionist Association, 4 Church Street, Haddington EH41 3EX