Ruth Maguire MSP

SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament for Cunninghame South

Coronavirus: National Helplines

Latest Scottish Government Advice

The Scottish Government has published new guidance on the wearing of face coverings which outlines that there may be some benefit in wearing a facial covering when you leave the house and enter enclosed spaces, especially where physical distancing is more difficult and where there is a risk of close contact with multiple people you do not usually meet.

The Scottish Government has stressed that face coverings do not mean surgical or other medical grade masks, but a facial covering of the mouth and nose that is made of cloth or other textiles and through which you can breathe – for example a scarf. Current guidance can be found here.

FAQ Resources

Regularly updated information can be found about the following in relation to coronavirus:

  • RNIB Scotland works on behalf of over 170,000 blind and partially sighted people in Scotland. During the Coronavirus pandemic many people with a vision impairment will face additional challenges accessing food and essentials and may need additional support. They are providing support to blind and partially sighted people in this time to tackle social isolation and to help access everything from eye care to information, welfare and employment advice and entertainment. Support can be accessed through their helpline which is open 8am-8pm weekdays and 9am-1pm Saturdays and can advise on issues people with sight loss face, both related and unrelated to Coronavirus. The helpline number is 0303 123 9999.
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