New coronavirus helpline for Scots in vulnerable groups


The Scottish Government have set up a new helpline for those in vulnerable groups who do not have family or community support.

From the Scottish Government website:

“The service – which opens tomorrow (Tuesday) – will offer help to those who do not have family or existing community support and cannot get online and who are over 70, disabled, require the support of mental health services, are pregnant or receive a flu jab for health reasons. This service is in addition to localised support already available for people who have received letters advising them to shield themselves. However, any of those in the shielding category who are not yet receiving assistance, who do not have family and cannot get online can access support via this new helpline.

“Anyone not in these categories but still looking for support should visit

“The helpline – 0800 111 4000 – will initially operate during core working hours of 09:00 to 17:00 while plans are developed and implemented to extend it to operate for a longer period each day.”

You can read more at the Scottish Government website: