Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19), we are continuing to closely monitor all Government advise and are keeping you updated via our website and social media about changes to our day to day service.

The health and wellbeing of our customers is paramount, and we are taking steps, in line with UK Government and Public Health guidance, to minimise the risk to customers and staff.

We are aware that some of our customers may experience loss of income due to the virus and its impact on businesses.  If you are concerned about this please call our Income Team on 01387 321 300  and they will be able to offer advice.  We are committed to doing all we can to support our customers during this difficult time.

We are monitoring the level of risk in our developments and will follow the advice given by the UK Government and Public Health. However, there are a number of steps you can follow to help keep yourself and others safe.

Please practice good hygiene:

  • Properly wash and dry your hands regularly
  • In our Later Living and Young People`s Supported housing, please use the hand sanitiser we have provided (where available) when entering and leaving  
  • Please use tissues when coughing or sneezing, and put them in the bin straight after use
  • Are staff will adhere to strict guidance and will be wearing Personal Protective Equpment should they enter homes and developments 

For more information about Coronavirus and how you can protect yourself, please visit NHS Inform.

For the latest government information and guidance on travel, you can visist https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public#returning-travellers).

Stay safe & keep informed

FAQs - Loreburn & Covid-19

We have put together some FAQs to help keep our customers and communities up to date with how we are continuing to provide our services during these unprecedented times.

Useful Guidance & Support Documents
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Other useful links and Information

Health:

NHS inform

Looking after your mental health

Advice for pregnant women

The difference between self-isolation and social distancing 

Download an isolation note to give to your employer 

A new helpline has been opened to provide advice to Scots who are at high risk from coronavirus and do not have a support network at home.

The service is aimed at people who are older, disabled, are pregnant, or who received a flu jab for health reasons. It will connect them to local services which can help provide food and medicine as well as emotional support.  The phone number is 0800 111 4000.

Income:

Understanding UC for old and new claimants

Benefits Calculator 

Information about new UC claims

Support and advice for employers and employees from Acas

Support and advice with energy costs

Financial help if you are self employed

Government Information:

Information on the current Covid-19 cases in Scotland


Useful information from the NHS

Video source: NHS facebook page