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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Looking for information about Coronavirus?

To help stop the spread of coronavirus and safeguard the health of those at greatest risk, both the UK Government and Scottish Government have said we all need to stay at home, only leaving for limited reasons and not at all if we are in a high risk group. This is to reduce close contact with other people and help slow the spread of the virus.

Age Scotland has compiled advice for older people and their families on how to avoid exposure to the virus, as well as actions we can all take to help each other.

Concerned about coronavirus?

There are simple, effective things we can all do to reduce our risk of catching coronavirus or transmitting the virus to other people.

Practical ways to help older people

Want to know how you can help older people in your family or neighbouring area? Here are five tips for making their lives easier during this difficult time.

Staying Safe

Being asked to stay home can be a worrying experience. We have some advice on how to stay safe while you stay at home and some useful numbers you can call for assistance.

Your Wellbeing

Your wellbeing is very important right now, especially under these worrying times. We have curated a list of great resources that can help inspire you to keep well and active while you stay at home.

Definitions: Social distancing, shielding, and self-isolation

There are a range of measures people must adopt, depending on your circumstances, which are aimed at reducing close contact with others to minimise the risk of coronavirus spreading. There are some important differences which we have outlined for you.

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