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Coronavirus

What you need to know

Local authorities and partner agencies across Scotland are well-prepared to handle the outbreak of coronavirus.

You have a vital role to play in helping us contain any outbreak by following the latest health and travel advice. Follow basic hygiene precautions, such as washing your hands frequently, not touching your face and covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

The Scottish Government has also published additional Scotland-specific guidance on its resilience and response arrangements.

For business advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic go to: Business Gateway support or see if your business is eligible for the Coronavirus Business Support Fund, BB Fund (Non-serviced accommodation such as self-catering, caravan, Air B&B are not eligible.) or the self-employment hardship fund

Please find details of the new Grampian Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance Hub on our newspage and also on our social media channels.

The hub is Grampian wide and offers advice and information for anyone affected by coronavirus including the option to offer assistance or request help.

Freephone number: 0808 196 3384 - Lines are open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week

If you require them, information about Coronavirus is available in British Sign Language videos, or in a Easy-Read format.

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Latest updates on public health

Latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including social distancing and stay at home advice can be found at http://nhsinform.scot/coronavirus.

If you’ve developed a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature in the last 7 days, stay at home for 7 days from the start of your symptoms even if you think your symptoms are mild. Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital.

You should only phone 111 if your symptoms:

  • have not improved after 7 days
  • are severe or you have shortness of breath
  • worsen during home isolation.

You should also phone 111 if you develop breathlessness or it worsens, especially if you:

  • are 70 years old or over
  • have underlying poor health
  • have heart or lung problems
  • have a weakened immune system, including cancer
  • have diabetes

If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms.

The latest guidance can also be found translated into 20 languages from Doctors of the World.

Moray Emergency Relief Fund

There is a Moray Emergency Relief Fund in operation for those in acute financial difficulty or who have a particular problem facing them for which they can find no solution.

More information can be found on our news article or you can email: gsj@spyniekirkhouse.co.uk for help with applications. 

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