The Scottish Government announced on Monday 23, March that everyone must stay at home to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID19). This includes people of all ages, even if you do not have symptoms or other health conditions.
There is now an effective ban in place on gatherings in public places for groups of 2 or more people, this excludes household groups or in a work-related capacity. In agreement with Police Scotland, officers will be permitted to deploy enforcement of these measures.
People are advised to stay local for exercise and use open spaces near to your home avoiding any unnecessary travel, including driving.
In addition, all non-essential shops should be closed, as well as public spaces such as libraries, communal parks and playgrounds, and places of worship. The ban extends to ceremonial social events, such as weddings and christenings, with the exception of funerals which will be restricted to immediate family only. The First Minister was clear that these decisions are not taken lightly ‘but are essential for the protection of all of us’.
If you’ve developed a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature in the last 7 days, stay at home for 7 days from the start of your symptoms even if you think your symptoms are mild. Do not go to your GP, pharmacy or hospital.
If you have a medical emergency, phone 999 and tell them you have COVID-19 symptoms.
UK Government have released translated guidance for self-isolation and social distancing into the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu and Welsh.
Doctors of the World have also provided Corona Virus guidance in a variety of languages, and they will continue to update these:
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