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COVID-19 free Government helpline

The Scottish First Minister announced on 13 April 2020 that a new Government Support Line has been set up to help those who are vulnerable.


The service is aimed at people who face significant challenges as a result of COVID-19 but who are not in what is called the shielding group – for example, those over the age of 70, people who are disabled, those who require support for mental health services, those who are pregnant, and those who receive a flu jab for other health conditions.

It is intended for those who do not have family or existing community support.

It will connect people to local services which can help provide food and medicine as well as emotional support.


The free helpline will open Tuesday 14 April 2020 and will initially be available 0900-1700 with a view to extending these hours.

The phone number is 0800 111 4000