Support for highest risk group, vulnerable, self-isolating or need financial help due to COVID-19

Latest Scottish Government advice

All areas of Scotland have moved out of the Covid levels system and are no longer in Level 0. Scottish Government is still asking everyone in Scotland to follow some important precautionary measures to protect people who may not yet have had the vaccine, or who are unable to have it. Latest advice for people at highest risk from covid.

Support for for residents who are in the highest risk group or are vulnerable

If you're in the highest risk group, or you are vulnerable and need guidance or help, you can call us on 

0131 200 2306 

or email 

[email protected].

Out of hours, if emergency support is needed call

0131 200 2000

Rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing

Everyone can now request supplies of lateral flow device (LFD) testing kits. Lateral flow device (LFD) testing kits can give quick results for people that have no symptoms (asymptomatic). The tests are intended to be taken regularly in order to identify people who may have Covid-19 before they develop symptoms.

If you are on the highest risk group, you may find it beneficial if members of your household participate in regular testing.

You can order your LFD testing kit or call

0300 303 2713

Other groups that can help

Volunteer Edinburgh's Community Taskforce has fully trained and insured volunteers who are able to 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 or email [email protected]

Further information and support

We also have lots of information on our Coronavirus webpages which might give you the advice and information you need: