Caring kind connected logoCoronavirus (COVID-19) hasn't gone away.

We still need to be careful, follow the rules in place and stay safe.

Full guidance can be found at:

Scottish Government: Living safely this winter video

Get the vaccine or booster

Find out about the national COVID-19 vaccination programme to protect people in Scotland from the virus.

Wear a face covering

Wear a face covering where required. More details can be found at Scottish Government: face coverings and masks.

Wash your hands

Continue to wash your hands regularly and cover your mouth if you need to cough or sneeze.

Test regularly if you have no symptoms

Test regularly to help reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Find out how to test if you have no symptoms (asymptomatic).

Other ways to stay safe

You can also stay safe by:

  • limiting social contact you have with other households (no more than three households)
  • avoiding crowded places - shop at quieter times and follow the safety measures in place
  • meeting outside if you can, keeping your distance from people not in your group
  • opening windows indoors
  • working from home, or a mix of both if possible
  • taking a Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test before you visit someone in hospital or in a care home
  • using the following apps:

Latest guidance about self-isolation

If you have developed any of the coronavirus symptoms (however mild) you need to self-isolate right away. Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital.

Full guidance on symptoms, self-isolation and testing can be found at NHS Inform: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance for individuals with possible coronavirus infection.

Further guidance:

People who are at highest risk (shielding)

Visit our people at highest risk page for help and support. Full up-to-date guidance is available at support if you're at highest risk (on the shielding list).

Contact Information

Council Headquarters
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Telephone: 01563 554400
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