Covid-19 Information and Resources

This is information has been gathered by volunteers of the Duddingston Conservation Area Neighbour Support Group and will be updated with fresh links from time to time.

Ready Scotland advice on volunteering, helping your community and where find additional support

https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/

Latest World Health Organisation Advice for Public:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others

Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Some Myth Busters:

Why you shouldn’t make your own hand sanitizer:

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/why-you-shouldnt-make-your-own-hand-sanitizer/

No, drinking water doesn’t kill coronavirus:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200319-covid-19-will-drinking-water-keep-you-safe-from-coronavirus

Drinking and gargling water will not cure the new coronavirus

https://fullfact.org/health/gargle-salt-vinegar-water-coronavirus/

Covid-19: how long can it survive outside the body?:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2020/mar/24/covid-19-how-long-can-it-survive-outside-the-body

Web Resources:

ScotGov website updated with current information and policy:

https://www.gov.scot/

ScotGov advise to limit social contact:

https://www.gov.scot/news/people-advised-to-limit-social-contact/

NHS Coronavirus Overview:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Queercare resources for care in and in response to the Covid-19 Global Pandemic:

https://queercare.network/our-work/resources/covid-19/

Helping in your community:

https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/helping-in-your-community/

 

Looking After Yourself and Others

NHS Self Isolation advice:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

How to wash your hands – NHS:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/

Statement on dry skin and frequent handwashing to reduce Covid-19 risk:

https://www.skinhealthinfo.org.uk/statement-on-coronavirus-and-skin-disease-affecting-the-hands/

How Long Does the Coronavirus Last on Surfaces?:

https://www.wired.com/story/how-long-does-the-coronavirus-last-on-surfaces/

Information for children, young people and families from Great Ormond Street:

https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information-children-young-people-and-families

An expert guide to social distancing – and what to do if friends and family aren’t onboard

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/16/how-to-social-distance-convince-friends-family?

Home care for patients with suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) infection presenting with mild symptoms, and management of their contacts

https://www.who.int/publications-detail/home-care-for-patients-with-suspected-novel-coronavirus-(ncov)-infection-presenting-with-mild-symptoms-and-management-of-contacts

 

Mental Health

Information from BBC about protecting mental health:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799

Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak:

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

Coronanxiety support and resources:

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/coronanxiety-support-resources/

 

Older People

Age concern advice for older people and their families:

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/information-advice/health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus/

Information for people affected by dementia:

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-covid-19-information-people-affected-dementia

 

Pets

PDSA – Can pets catch Coronavirus:

https://www.pdsa.org.uk/what-we-do/blog/vet-qa-can-pets-catch-coronavirus

 

City of Edinburgh Council:

Coronavirus – latest service updates City of Edinburgh Council:

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus-4/coronavirus-covid-19-scotland

Waste and recycling service during coronavirus

https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus-4/bin-collections-recycling-centres?

 

Self Employed and business and financial advice links:

Coronavirus and claiming benefits:

https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/

ScotGov – support for business:

https://www.gov.scot/news/gbp-320-million-package-of-support-for-businesses

Tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tax-helpline-to-support-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus-covid-19

Coronavirus Financial Help & Rights: Sick pay, mortgages, rental help, energy top-ups, cancelled events & more

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights/

Scotgov advice for organisers of mass events:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-to-organisers-on-mass-events/

Facebook Resources and Volunteer Groups

Volunteering Coordinating group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CoronaVolunteeringEdinburgh/

Local Volunteer Groups Locator

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1255918341278264/

Mental Health Support Coordinating Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/521003585483134/

Disability and Access Coordinating Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/EdEnable/

Entertainment and Welfare Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/EntAndWelfare/

NHS Scotland Information page

https://www.facebook.com/NHSwebsite/

 

Evolving Services

 

Self-report daily. Help slow the outbreak. Identify those at risk sooner.

https://covid.joinzoe.com/

Order your NHS repeat prescriptions easily and securely

https://www.healthera.co.uk/mobile-app

J. Browns Craft Butchers

https://www.jbfoodservice.co.uk/j-browns-craft-butchers

Charles Stamper Fruit & Veg

https://www.charlesstamper.online/

Romainecalm Veg Box Delivery

https://www.romainecalm.co.uk/

Beach House Portobello Delivery Service:

http://www.thebeachhousecafe.co.uk/

Doorstep Market – Edinburgh’s FREE delivery and collection service for COVID-19

https://www.doorstepmarket.co.uk/

Duddingston Covid Support Group

 

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