Local authorities and partner agencies across Scotland – including Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership– have been preparing for an event like coronavirus for some time and there are well-rehearsed procedures in place to deal with the virus and any impacts on our communities.

The general public has a vital role to play in helping us contain any outbreak by following the latest health and travel advice.

People are encouraged to follow basic hygiene precautions, such as washing hands frequently, not touching their face and covering their nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

The Scottish Government, Welsh Government, Northern Ireland Executive, and the UK Government have jointly published an Action Plan setting out a collective approach to the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Scottish Government has also published additional Scotland-specific guidance on its resilience and response arrangements.

 

Latest updates on public health

The latest updates on public health advice for corona virus can be found on the NHSInform website and a free helpline has been set up for those who do not have symptoms but are looking for general health advice: 0800 028 2816.

 

Educational settings

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has published guidance to assist those in schools, early learning and childcare settings and other educational settings in providing advice for children, pupils, students, staff and parents or carers regarding coronavirus and the steps being taken to prevent the spread. 

 

Healthcare settings

HPS guidance for health care workers and those working in a healthcare setting.

 

Workplaces/businesses

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for employees, employers and businesses

HPS workplace advice for non-healthcare settings.

 

Travelling abroad

For anyone who is planning to travel abroad, guidance can be found on Fitfortravel. Where a COVID-19 risk is identified, country pages will be updated.