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.
The Scottish Government has updated the guidance for people who are on the shielding list.
- For more information please email: shielding-COVID19@midlothian.gov.uk
- Or phone our contact centre on 0131 270 7500
- Shielding requests privacy notice (PDF)
In a health emergency
If you have a health issue dial 111 or, in a health emergency, dial 999.
Help with shopping
Food boxes and meals
If you are shielding or self-isolating and can’t get to the shops or access online shopping, advice and support is available. This includes information on where to get food boxes and prepared meals.
Gift card schemes
You can also ask family, friends or neighbours to help with your shopping. Gift card schemes are a way for others to pay for shopping online or in store for you.
Online priority booking
If you are able to shop online, you may also be able to book priority slots at the supermarket of your choice by looking up their website and using their online home delivery service.
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.
- Sign-up at: I need help - Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (chss.org.uk) or
- Call 0808 801 0899
If you still need advice on shopping or other support, you can also email our communities team:
- Email: CLL@midlothian.gov.uk