Coronavirus Information

We are aware that the current outbreak of Coronavirus may be a cause for concern for many of our members and the people we support as well as their friends and families.

We have written to all families of people we support across ENABLE Scotland to offer assurances of the steps we are taking and have made in response to the coronavirus situation.

If you are a family member, and you haven’t heard from us, please DM us on social media – Facebook or Twitter, or contact ENABLE Direct and we will make sure you have all the access to the information you need.

We are closely monitoring any and all updates around the spread of the virus and will be continually working to ensure all relevant information and government advice and guidelines are relayed in the timeliest manner possible.

We have prepared several handy Factsheets around the COVID-19 Vaccine, hand washing, personal hygiene and a more general Factsheet about the actual Coronavirus itself.  Please familiarise yourselves with these and we will update this information as soon as any new guidance is issued.

To find out which Level of Tier Restrictions your area is in and what each Level means for you, we recommend using the Scottish Government’s new postcode checker tool, which gives a comprehensive list of COVID-19 restrictions in place for your area. You can use the postcode checker here.

  • Scroll further down this page to download our FREE Statement of Rights image and Face Covering Exemption image for iPhone and Android smartphone devices.

Factsheet 1:  Handwashing Guide

Factsheet 2:  Hygiene Guidance 2020

Factsheet 3: Guidance for Family Visitors

Factsheet 4: Guide for Family Carers

Factsheet 5: Frequently Asked Questions


Vaccine Information Pack

Vaccine Easy Read

We know that some people prefer not to read information, so our ACE members have recorded some helpful videos to explain further. Visit our Vaccination information page to watch videos explaining what you need to know.


Factsheet 1: Police Scotland – Message to Communities

Factsheet 2: NHS Education Resource for Parents of Neurodiverse Children to Help with Going Back to School

Factsheet 3: NHS Scotland Guidance on Visiting Patients who Have a Learning Disability in Hospital

Factsheet 4: Scottish Government Guidance, Staying Safe with Daily Activities


Factsheet 1: Easy Read – Coronavirus

Factsheet 2: Easy Read – Looking after your Feelings and your Body

Factsheet 3: Easy Read – Keeping Away from other People

Factsheet 4: Easy Read – Advice on Staying at Home

Factsheet 5: Easy Read – Guidance on Shielding

Factsheet 6: People First – Lockdown Changes (Jan 2021)

Factsheet 7: People First – Changes to Face Coverings – August 2020

Factsheet 8: Public Health Scotland – COVID-19 Vaccination – What You Need to Know

Health advice

Coronavirus is an illness which is sometimes called COVID-19.

Coronavirus is a type of virus that could affect your breathing.

Signs and symptoms of coronavirus include:

  • A new, or continuous, Cough
  • A fever or a very high temperature
  • A loss of sense of taste or smell

Please be aware that the current Government Guidance is NOT to go to the GP or call NHS 24 if you believe you have the virus.

The guidance now asks only to contact either your GP or NHS 24 if symptoms are severe.

A free helpline has been set up for people who do not have symptoms but are looking for general advice: 0800 028 2816.

For general information please refer to the NHS Inform website. The Scottish Government has regular updates which can be found here.

Other useful websites for up-to-date advice and information around Coronavirus:

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