This page gives a useful list of contacts and sources of further information on issues relating to Coronavirus.
Please follow the guidance: stay home, protect the NHS, and save lives.
1. NHS Scotland
NHS Scotland Covid-19 general information
2. NHS Contacts
If you have a medical emergency please call 999
If you think you have Covid-19 symptoms, please see here: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-general-advice
Only phone 111 if:
your symptoms worsen during home isolation, especially if you're in a high or extremely high risk group
breathlessness develops or worsens, particularly if you're in a high or extremely high risk group
your symptoms haven't improved in 7 days
If you have a medical emergency during home isolation, phone 999 and tell them you have Covid-19 symptoms.
NHS Scotland has set up a free helpline - 0800 028 2816 - to help with any questions you have about Covid-19 that you cannot answer online.
This helpline is open from 08.00 am to 10.00 pm each day.
For all non Covid-19 medical needs please contact your regular GP surgery as usual to make an appointment.
3. Scottish Government
Scottish Government Covid-19 general information
Scottish National Helpline
For those without a network of support who are at a high risk of contracting Covid-19
0800 111 4000
This helpline is open between 09.00 am to 05.00 pm daily
Looking Beyond Lockdown:
Scottish Government publication on how decisions will be taken by the Scottish Government to control Covid-19 while restoring a degree of normality to everyday life
4. The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe)
Provides impartial, factual, accurate information and analysis in support of Scottish Parliament business
5. East Renfrewshire Council
ERC Covid-19 general information
ERC Business Support
ERC What is Shielding?
6. Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire
For assistance with coordinating food and other services for those in the high risk category
0141 876 9555
Covid-19 Business helpline
0800 024 1222
Opening times: Monday - Friday 08.00 am - 04.00 pm
8. Job Retention Scheme
9. Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
0300 123 1100
Opening times: Monday - Friday 08.00 am - 06.00 pm
10. Women's Aid Scotland
Helpline: 0800 027 1234
11. Citizen's Advice Bureau East Renfrewshire