Coronavirus Update for SBH Scotland Members
SBH Scotland is committed to keeping our members updated throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. We will use this page as a way to provide links to current advice on the best way to protect yourself and others.
NHS information suggests that those who are immuno-suppressed or have respiratory conditions and/or those who are 70+ are at higher risk of being affected by the Coronavirus. The latest guidance from a public health perspective is that even for our members with such additional health challenges there is no need to do anything different in terms of prevention, unless you are specifically told to do so. It is of course up to each individual member and their family to decide what is best for them.
To help protect yourself and others:
- get the vaccine or the vaccine booster
- take regular lateral flow tests - especially before mixing with other people or visiting a hospital or care home - get LFD tests
- follow the guidance on self-isolating and booking a test
- wear a face covering where required
- limit your social contact - gather in groups of no more than 3 households
- wash your hands regularly and cover your nose and mouth if coughing or sneezing
- open windows when meeting indoors
- work from home, if you can
- use the apps: COVID status, Protect Scotland and Check-in Scotland
For those with immediate concerns the NHS Inform have created a simple guide entitled 'Could I have the Coronavirus?'
IFSBH have published a webpage featuring resources from around the world including the World Health Organisation's document on 'Disability considerations during the Covid-19 outbreak'
If you are a SBH Scotland member and you have a concern about Coronavirus please contact our Helpline on 03455 211 300 or email.