Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Local authorities and partner agencies across Scotland – including Aberdeenshire Council – have been working together as cases of ‘Coronavirus’ (COVID-19) emerge across the country.

We all have a vital role to play in helping contain any outbreak by following the latest national health and travel advice. People are encouraged to follow basic hygiene precautions, such as washing hands frequently, not touching their face and covering their nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Below are the health, travel and hygiene links for reference:

NHS Inform (Scotland):
UK Government:
Public Health Scotland (contains a document providing advice to educational settings):
World Health Organisation:
Scottish Government – Workplace guidance:
Information and Guidance for Non-Healthcare Settings:

It may be useful for you to know where to go for advice, the best way to stay safe is to stay informed. NHS 24 have set up a helpline which you can call for free on 0800 028 2816. The helpline is open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 10.00pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. This is for advice if you have no symptoms. If you have symptoms please contact NHS 24 (111).

Chief Executive, Jim Savage, addresses staff in this video to encourage flexibility in working due to the COVID-19 virus.