Caring and Coronavirus
As a carer you may be concerned about how Coronavirus (COVID-19) will impact your health, the health of the person you care for and/or your caring role. We have provided some useful information and guidance below to help you understand the current situation and the support that is available to help you in your caring role.
Public information and guidance around Coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing on a regular basis. We will try to keep all of the information we publish here as accurate and up to date as possible.
Flu & Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccination
Autumn/Winter vaccination programme
NHS Lanarkshire's Autumn/Winter vaccination programme begins across Lanarkshire on Monday 04 September and runs until mid-December 2023.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Distance Aware Scheme
The Distance Aware scheme is designed to help those worried about mixing with others as we adapt to living with COVID-19. Find out how to get a Distance Aware badge or lanyard to show others you need more space.
COVID-19 Vaccine information for the BAME Community
Lanarkshire Carers are delighted to have worked in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire, community leaders and members of the local BAME community to support a better understanding of the COVID-19 vaccination and to address concerns about the misinformation targeted at BAME communities via social media.
For further information, please click below.
General Guidance for Carers
Follow Core Public Health Advice
A lot of misinformation is circulating about coronavirus. Make sure you follow advice from reputable sources. We suggest checking the following websites regularly as advice and guidance is changing on a regular basis:
- NHS Inform
- NHS Lanarkshire
- South Lanarkshire Council
- North Lanarkshire Council
- Scottish Government
- UK Government
- Young Scot
Information on COVID-19 is also available in different languages and formats via NHS Inform:
For further information on general guidance for carers, please click below.
Other Useful Resources
The Scottish Government has also issued specific advice for carers:
UK Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family
NHS Lanarkshire Psychological Services has produced very useful guidance around managing anxiety:
Some other helpful information for carers in Lanarkshire can be found below:
- Stay At Home - A guide for people with Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Free School Meal Provision - Club 365 (North Lanarkshire)
- Free School Meal Provision (South Lanarkshire)
- Resources for autistic people and families (The National Autistic Society)
We are here to support you with your caring role and will keep you up to date with any relevant information or changes as things progress. Please make sure your contact details are up to date with us in case we need to contact you. If your details have changed recently, please contact us on 01698 428090 / 01236 755550 and we will update our records.