COVID-19 Support

If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it visit NHS Inform for advice. Information is also available from gov.scot – Coronavirus in Scotland.

We are delighted to have started our COVID19 Vaccination Clinics.

GPs have been asked to provide vaccines for those aged 80 and over, moving on to those aged 75 – 79 and then those who are shielding.   

You can find out more about the priority groups by clicking here

All other groups will be offered appointments via Health Board run services by letter.

The delivery of the vaccine is in small batches and we are not certain when these will arrive. As soon as we have supplies of vaccine our team will contact you to arrange an appointment. 

There is no need for you to contact the practice as we will be in touch with those eligible.  If you have any questions about the COVID Vaccine, please visit NHS Inform by clicking here, or call the national helpline 0800 030 8013 which is open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

If you feel you have been missed for the vaccine please visit

https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/missing-appointment-details.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

Helps to reduce your risk of developing coronavirus and makes your symptoms milder if you catch the virus – further information about the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Face Coverings

People must by law wear a face covering in shops and on public transport and public transport premises such as railway and bus stations and airports. This applies to open-air railway platforms, but not to bus stops.

Visit Scottish Government for further information

Well-being while staying at home

Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Visit NHS Every Mind Matters for advice, practice advice and support groups.

If you cannot wait to see a doctor and feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it’s important to get support.

Get urgent support now from Every Mind Matters

Keeping Active

To stay fit and healthy whilst at home, try the NHS Home workout videos.

Test and Protect

Test and Protect is Scotland’s way of putting into practice the test, trace, isolate, support strategy.

More about Test and Protect

Viral Kindness Scotland

We are bringing communities across Scotland together to spread kindness and help anyone who is vulnerable and struggling with self-isolation.

Freephone: 0800 054 2282

Scams advice during coronavirus outbreak

For Children

Actor Hugh Bonneville voices audio for Nosy Crow’s coronavirus book for children

The nosy crow

Advice for patients with pre-existing conditions

Support for the employed

Isolation Notes are available online from NHS 111, if you are self-isolating and need a note for your employer.

Support for self-employed

Guidance for people who are self-employed and getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Advice for Vulnerable Patients

Scotland of the Distress Brief Intervention service (DBI)

This gives people over the age of 16 who are in emotional distress the opportunity to speak to a member of trained staff from a voluntary organisation background about their problems. Supervised contact is offered within 24 hours of referral for up to 2 weeks.

Scotland of the Distress Brief Intervention service (DBI)

Useful links

  • National Domestic Violence   Helpline 0808 2000 247
  • Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 010302
  • NSPCC  Helpline 0808 800 5000 – If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support
  • Childline 0800 1111 – Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry
  • MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on “Coronavirus and your wellbeing”
  • YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and naxiety about Coronavirus
  • ICON: Babies cry: You can cope
  • SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID
  • Breathing Space: Open up when you’re feeling down. 0800 83 85 87
  • Handicabs are offering the public a free service to take elderly or disabled to vaccinations. They have 18 drivers they will unfurlough and buses etc funded already as needed, and are fundraising for fuel costs.

– Any person who has challenges with getting out and about due to age, disability, heath issues, additional support needs or geographic remoteness is eligible to use the service.

– Patients do not need to be registered with HcL already.

Bookings are subject to availability so we recommend patients call as soon as they have their vaccine appointment.

0131 447 9949 to book

Recovering from COVID-19

Watch the video below to see how you can ease your recovery from a COVID-19 infection.