COVID-19 community testing for people with no COVID-19 symptoms

Support for people self-isolating

If you do not have anyone that can help with food or medicine, contact our shielding and vulnerable team on

0131 200 2306

[email protected].

The Scottish Government is providing a grant of £500 to people who receive low income benefits and who will lose income as a result of being asked to self-isolate by Test and Protect to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Find out more and apply for the grant.

Volunteer Edinburgh's Community Taskforce has fully trained and insured volunteers who can help anyone who needs support with practical tasks such as shopping, pet care, dog walking or small gardening tasks. If you or someone you know needs help please contact them on 

0131 225 0630 

[email protected].

The Scottish Government has made additional funds available to the Scottish Welfare Fund to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are no longer able to work or have had hours reduced, and do not have any savings or other sources of income, we may be able to help. Find out more and apply for a grant.

If we are unable to provide financial assistance, we are working in partnership with EVOC (Edinburgh Voluntary Organisational Council) to offer food support. We also have contacts for foodbanks across the city.

Domestic abuse

If you are being affected by domestic abuse, phone

0800 027 1234.

Visit Scotland's domestic abuse and forced marriage helpline or visit one of our Council Resilience Centres.

Read more about support on our shielding pages.