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Coronavirus Information

We are aware that people who use our services and their families may have concerns or questions on the outbreak of Coronavirus. 

Sense Scotland have well-established plans for circumstances such as this. We have adapted these plans to take account of the developments around the Coronavirus and are meeting daily to take stock of the situation and what it means for the people we support.

You can keep up-to-date with Sense Scotland’s activities around the outbreak via our Latest News section.

About the Coronavirus

This factsheet has information for staff, people we support and their families.  

NHS Inform has the most up-to-date Easy Read information about Coronavirus. BSL information about keeping safe and explaining self-isolation can also be found on the NHS Inform website. The following two resources may also be useful in a general conversation around health and hygiene:

Health advice

The most important thing you can do to protect yourselves and others is to follow national guidance that is currently in place:

  • stay at home
  • only go outside for essential food, health and work reasons
  • stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people
  • wash your hands regularly                                                              
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home

If you have a high temperature (37.8 degrees and above) or a new, continuous cough you should self-isolate for seven days. You should stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for seven days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after seven days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

A free helpline has been set up for people who do not have symptoms but are looking for general advice: 0800 028 2816.

For general information please refer to the NHS Inform website. The Scottish Government has regular updates which can be found here.

What Sense Scotland will do

Sense Scotland will make sure all services are kept informed with any changes in official guidance. If you have any questions or concerns about this information, please speak to the registered manager of your service. 

Note: Information above is correct at the time of publication. For the most recent updates please visit the NHS Inform website.