Keeping Healthy and Safe
This section contains information and advice on maintaining your independence while COVID-19 affects our lives. There are links to official COVID-19 guidance, positive and uplifting articles on how individuals and communities are working together, ideas for socialising using technology, and also guidance for improving your physical and mental well-being.
Official Advice on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Visit the NHS Inform website for health information and advice on the coronavirus. See the Scottish Government response to coronavirus on GOV.SCOT.
For Scottish Government updates about COVID-19 in BSL, please visit https://bda.org.uk/covid19/.
Keeping Healthy and Safe in your area
Fire Safety in the Home - Self Assessment
A new online fire safety quiz has been launched by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to support people to stay safe at home – and potentially save lives.
The 'Fire Safety in the Home - Self Assessment' survey asks a series of simple questions and then automatically generates a home fire safety report. To complete a self assessment please visit this website.
Royal Voluntary Service
What could you do in an hour? You can make a world of difference in an hour of volunteering. Find out more about the Royal Voluntary Service.
Stories you may be interested in
Kathleen Hendry, 78, turned to our LifeCurve App to keep active during lockdown after her local strength and balance classes were suspended due to Coronavirus. Read about her story in the BBC News article below.
Mental health in later life
At any age, painful events or changes in your situation may affect your mental health and make you more vulnerable to problems, such as depression or anxiety. Find out more about mental health in later life.
Information for Grandparents and Parents
Domestic abuse can affect older people
There has been talk of domestic violence during the pandemic and lockdown, this can affect older people as well. Information on domestic abuse and older people.
A few tips to help during the latest restrictions including the benefits of keeping active, to help stay positive this winter.read more
Mind for better mental health, has developed useful information to cope with being anxious or worried about the coronavirus and how it can be affecting you at this time. This might feel stressful but there are a lot of things you can try to help your well-being. Please do share this article with friends and families or colleagues in your workplace.read more