Coronavirus (COVID-19) – information & guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan city, China. It can cause a cough and/or a fever/high temperature.
Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
This is a rapidly changing situation which is being monitored carefully. Regular updates can be found at NHS Inform
Coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline
If you don’t have symptoms and are looking for general information, phone NHS Informs free helpline on 0800 028 2816
The helpline is open:
- Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 10.00pm
- Saturday and Sunday, 8.00am to 6.00pm
Your Organisation and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
SCVO have created a good source of information for voluntary organisations that they will keep updated.
Latest updates on guidance for Employers & Businesses from Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce.
Helpline for small businesses
A helpline providing businesses across Scotland with advice and guidance on COVID-19 is open Monday to Friday, between 8.30am to 5.30pm.
Tel: 0300 303 0660.
Information for professionals in health & care settings
NHS Inform have produced a range of advice and resources for professionals in health & care settings.
Dundee City Council are regularly updating information here.
Feeling Strong have developed an online ‘one-stop shop’ for information/guidance on COVID-19 and what’s going on here in Dundee.
Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce have an updated list of operational local food delivery and takeaway services here.
A new Dundee helpline has been launched that will provide lifeline support and supplies for vulnerable people who have been advised to shield themselves against coronavirus, but have no way to access services.
The Freephone number 0300 123 1403 will allow those who have been identified by Scotland’s chief medical officer because of specific health conditions to speak to council advisers, who will then be able to target emergency aid directly.
A single point of contact internet portal has been launched at www.taysidecares.co.uk to help provide a joined-up response in the wider Tayside local resilience partnership area, which includes Angus and Perth & Kinross.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communication toolkit
NHS Scotland have developed a toolkit containing a poster, video and social media posts for organisations to print and share.
Health Protection Scotland have published a range of guidance for people who work in health and non-healthcare settings
Mental Health Foundation: Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak
Trading Standards Scotland advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) scams.