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Publication - Advice and guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test and Protect

Last updated: 2 Mar 2022 - see all updates
Published: 18 Feb 2021

Information and support for people who are asked to self-isolate because of COVID-19, including the Self-Isolation Support Grant (£500).

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test and Protect
Getting support if you need it

Getting support if you need it

It’s very important that you stay at home and self-isolate if you are asked to by the NHS. This is to help to control the spread of the virus in the community, and it will only be effective if every one of is ready and able to play our part.

Many people will be able to self-isolate effectively with the help of family, friends and neighbours where they need it. However, some of us may not have that sort of help nearby and may find self-isolation especially challenging.

If you’re in that situation, it doesn’t mean you are alone – help is available. To protect yourself and others, please continue to do what the NHS asks and stay at home.

You can find advice and information about your health and the virus on NHS Inform . 

You can also find information about how to get additional support on the Ready Scotland website.

If you need it, you can call the National Assistance Helpline on 0800 111 4000, or contact via textphone on 0800 111 4114.

This helpline is for people staying at home to stop the spread of coronavirus who need extra help. It is open Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Please remember this helpline is dedicated to helping those who cannot leave their home and who cannot get the help they need otherwise. Where we can, most of us should speak to family, friends and neighbours to help us deal with a period of self-isolation.

First published: 18 Feb 2021 Last updated: 2 Mar 2022 -