CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

As news and advice changes regularly regarding the Coronavirus situation, the NHS website has advice and information which is updated regularly.  If you’re not sure or concerned about anything please refer to the following link.

Benefits and Coronavirus

If you’re worried about paying bills, benefits you’re entitled to or getting essential shopping. Disability Rights UK have some information which might help. Perhaps you’re not sure of the help that’s available.   Whatever your question you might find the answer here.

Turn2Us Read their latest guidance here.

Citizens Advice also have benefits information here.

Money Saving Expert – Martin has loads of good advice here.

Dealing with Debt and Money Worries

If you’ve been impacted by coronavirus, whether it’s because you’ve lost some or all of your income, or your household bills have increased, it’s important to know what you can do to help with your debt and money worries. More here.

This guidance is for everyone. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is intended for use in situations where people are living in their own homes, with or without additional support from friends, family and carers. If you live in a residential care setting guidance is available.

Keep up to date with the Scottish Government restriction here.

Health alert service launched with WhatsApp

The WHO announced the launch of a messaging service in conjunction with partners WhatsApp and Facebook. The service, available only in English for now, has the potential to reach 2 billion people and help get reliable information to those who need it.

The service can be accessed through a link that opens a conversation on WhatsApp or by sending “hi” to the number 0041798931892. Once a conversation is activated, users can access a menu of options that can help answer their questions about COVID-19.

Stay up to date on the following websites.

BUSES

STAGECOACH Updates

LOTHIANUpdates

FIRST GROUPUpdates

NATIONAL EXPRESSUpdates

TRAINS

NATIONAL RAILUpdates

FLIGHTS

BRITISH AIRWAYS –  Updates

VIRGIN ATLANTICUpdates

EASYJETUpdates