Important information for LCiL service users regarding coronavirus/COVID-19

This page will be updated with any new guidance or information regarding the current coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Up-to-date NHS guidance is available here;

Useful resource: Inclusion Scotland’s guide to Accessible and Effective Remote Working

Updates will be added in chronological order and dated, so please scroll down if you wish to read older updates.

Published: 3 February 2022 (2 years ago)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Distance Aware Scheme

What’s the Distance Aware Scheme? The Distance Aware Scheme is a new initiative supported by the Scottish Government designed to help people who are concerned about sharing the same space…

Published: 13 December 2021 (2 years ago)

Winter Pressures – Self-Isolation

Scottish Government Update to Self-Isolation Rules for Social Care staff in Scotland. The Scottish Government has issued revised winter guidance on self-isolation for Social Care Staff in Scotland. Please click…

Published: 18 October 2020 (3 years ago)

COVID-19 Christmas guidance

Easy Read COVID-19 Christmas guidance from the Scottish Government; downloadable as a Word document; Christmas guidance

Published: 11 May 2020 (4 years ago)

PPE for PA employers in East Lothian

If you require Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and live in East Lothian, you can contact East Lothian Council’s Social Work Contact Centre on 01875 824 309. Social work office hours are…

Published: 7 May 2020 (4 years ago)

COVID-19 testing for Personal Assistants (key workers)

(updated on Monday 11th May with testing information for those in Midlothian) The Scottish Government has released further guidance on the availability of COVID-19 testing for key workers, including Personal…

Published: 27 April 2020 (4 years ago)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

We would like to share an update from City of Edinburgh Council regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Personal Assistants/Personal Assistant (PA) employers. If you live in the City of…

Published: 8 April 2020 (4 years ago)

COVID-19 and Annual Leave

Can I ask staff to take annual leave for a set period? You can ask your employees to agree to take a period of annual leave. If the employees do…

Published: 23 March 2020 (4 years ago)

Neighbourhood help

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of volunteer groups across the Lothians are coordinating support for vulnerable people who are self-isolating and require support with someone doing their…

Published: 17 March 2020 (4 years ago)

From LCiL’s CEO, Florence Garabedian;

Dear LCiL service users I am writing to you to let you know how LCiL is mitigating the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic at present. Given the rapid change…

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