Update from the Scottish Government on Shielding


On 24 March the Scottish Government announced they would provide you with support to self-isolate if you’re at very high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. This includes including helping you to access medicine and food supplies.

To help you further the Scottish Government would like to contact you by text message. If you don’t have a mobile phone, you‘ll still be able to access support by phoning your local authority’s shielding support line. In East Lothian, the support line will be available very soon.

If you’re in this group you will receive a letter with more information, including details on how to register with the SMS service.

More information is available at the NHS Inform website: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-shielding