COVID-19 Shielding

Shielding is designed to protect extremely clinically vulnerable individuals by minimising all interaction between them and others to protect them from coming into contact with the COVID-19 virus.

Shielding guidance

The Scottish Government has updated the guidance for people who are on the shielding list.

More information

In a health emergency

If you have a health issue dial 111 or, in a health emergency, dial 999.

Other help

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)

If you or someone you know is feeling anxious, struggling with the news or feeling isolated and lonely, the CHSS amazing Kindness Volunteers are here for you.

They can offer a friendly and regular Kindness Call or some practical support like shopping or picking up prescriptions.

Midlothian Council

If you still need advice on shopping or other support, you can also email our communities team: