Regular testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms is one of the ways we can all help keep people safe and stop the spread of COVID-19 in Edinburgh. Infection rates are rising across Edinburgh, particularly in some communities.
We’re asking people who have no COVID-19 symptoms to come along to McDonald Road Library from Monday 14 June to Sunday 20 June for a test. We’re open from 9am to 6pm and there’s no need to book. Testing is free, fast and safe. It will only take around 15 minutes to take the test and 45 minutes for people to be sent their results.
Almost 1 in 3 people infected with Covid-19 don’t have any of the usual symptoms but are potentially passing on the virus unknowingly to family, friends and others in the community. By getting tested people can find out if they are positive and self-isolate at home to stop spreading the virus to others. People who have been vaccinated are also encouraged to take a test as they may still carry the virus.
An offer from Handicabs. LCCC is forwarding the below for information, not as a recommendation.
HcL are delighted to share that we are offering FREE transport for people with mobility challenges to get their vaccine.
You do not need to be registered with HcL already.
Any person who has challenges with getting out and about due to age, disability, heath issues (short-term or long-term), additional support needs or geographic remoteness is eligible to use the service.
Bookings are subject to availability so call the relevant office as soon as you have your appointment and we will do our very best to help get you to your appointment and home safely.
West Lothian – 01506 633953
Edinburgh / Midlothian / East Lothian – 0131 447 9949
VOCAL is marking Carers Rights Day, next Thursday 26th November 2020, with a special event/workshop aimed at supporting employers and line managers to set up internal carer support networks in their own organisations.
Since the Coronavirus there has been a steady increase in the number of people caring for someone else, with many now struggling to balance this unpaid caring role with their employment responsibilities. This free workshop is suitable for managers and supervisors in any workplace including public sector services.
Standard Life and Carers Scotland, in partnership with VOCAL, will deliver this free online workshop, sharing experiences and best practice of supporting carers at work, and linking you to other services and external support.