The current situation with COVID-19 means that I am experiencing a high volume of emails. You will receive a response however this may take longer than usual and my team and I are prioritising those with a specific or urgent need.
The following websites and helplines have the most up to date guidance and advice:
Coronavirus General Helpline (If you don’t have symptoms and are looking for general information): 0800 028 2816
Elderly People Helpline (Age Scotland): 0800 12 44 222
Business Support Helpline (Scottish Government): 0300 303 0660
Mental Health Helpline (Breathing Space Scotland): 0800 83 85 87
Employers Helpline (Healthy Work Lives): 0800 019 2211
LGBT Health and Wellbeing Helping (LGBT Helpline Scotland): 0300 123 2523
Parents Helpline (Parentline Scotland): 0800 28 22 33
Housing Helpline (Shelter Scotland): 0808 800 4444
Domestic Abuse Helpline (Domestic Violence Helpline): 0800 027 1234
Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02
CAB Universal Credit helpline: 0800 023 2581
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for individuals and businesses in Scotland:
Time is running out for many of Edinburgh's small businesses. Today I've written to the Chancellor asking for additional emergency assistance for our hospitality sector through the COVID-19 epidemic.