Care home visiting from 3 July - FAQs (Added 3 July)

On 25 June the Scottish Government published guidance and a plan for the phased return to care home visiting, starting with outdoor visiting on 3 July.

FAQs are now also available through the link above to support these visits. The FAQs will be reviewed and updated as the phased return to visiting progresses.

Stop It Now campaign helps you to keep children safe from harm (Added 3 July)

During this pandemic, children may be isolated from traditional support networks, and exposed to greater risks online or in their own homes meaning that abuse could go undetected.

Stop It Now Scotland has created a prevention pack designed to help keep children safe, using the knowledge and experience it has gained over 12 years working to keep children safe from harm. The pack of resources is free and contains practical advice for professionals, individuals and families. If you wish to receive printed copies of any of these items, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(COVID-19): Test and Protect information leaflet (Added 26 June)

The Scottish Government has produced a leaflet and step-by-step guide to Test and Protect, which has been sent to every household in Scotland.

The leaflet contains information on how Test and Protect works and how to prepare in case you need to self-isolate.

This information is available in English and other languages, and alternative formats, which you can find here.

Advice for people who use mental health, learning disability and dementia services (Added 24 June)

The Mental Welfare Commission has published advice advice on coronavirus for people who use mental health, learning disability and dementia services.

Care homes information leaflet for visitors (Added 24 June)

The Scottish Government has released an information leaflet for members of the public visiting relatives living in a care home.

Phase 2 poster guidance (Added 24 June)

The following posters have been made avaiable by the Scottish Government to support the stages of the phase 2 reopening. 

New guide for people with dementia going into hospital during the pandemic (Added 30 April)

Alzheimer Scotland has published a guide for people with dementia, families and carers on going into hospital during the pandemic.  This may be helpful for services where people living with dementia are going into hospital and need staff help to prepare. You can read the guide here.

Supporting people to keep in touch when care homes are not accepting visitors (updated 30 March 2020)

Where care homes are not accepting visitors, it is important that systems are put in place to enable people to keep in touch. This is a time of concern and worry for people about their loved ones and it is important that they can keep in touch. It is also important for the health and wellbeing of people who live in services to not feel abandoned by family and friends.

Download our supporting people to keep in touch when care homes are not accepting visitors guide.

SCLD coronavirus information for people with learning disabilities (updated 30 March 2020)

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) has produced guidance for people with learning disabilities on the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.  This includes easy-read common questions and stay at home advice.

Find out more on their website here or join their Facebook group ‘SCLD stay in touch’, which is open to anyone.