My office is closed from Friday 18th December and will reopen at 10am on Tuesday 5th January. My email and voicemails will be checked once a day apart from on bank holidays and weekends with only very urgent cases responded to. All other enquiries will be responded to when the office reopens.
You can find the latest Scottish government guidance on Covid-19 here. From 00:01 on Saturday 26 December all of mainland Scotland will move to Level 4 restrictions. Guidance on Level 4 can be found here.
The following emergency contacts may be useful:
If you feel that your circumstances are overwhelming and you are in need of emotional support, you can contact Samaritans for free in confidence any time from any phone on 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Samaritans’ service is provided by volunteers – they can’t take action or fix issues on your behalf, but they are there round the clock to listen to anyone dealing with difficult thoughts and feelings.
You may also wish to look at iThrive https://ithriveedinburgh.org.uk/ which includes details about mental health and wellbeing support in Edinburgh.
City of Edinburgh Council:
Emergency Social Care – 0800 371 6969 / 0044 131 553 8286 (from outside UK)
Anti-social Noise from Neighbours – 101
All Other Council Emergencies – 0131 200 2000 / 0800 032 5968
Other Useful Numbers:
- Alcoholics Anonymous: 0800 9177 650
- Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111
- Floodline: 0345 988 1188
- Electricity: 0800 40 40 90
- Gas leaks: 0800 111 999
- NHS24: 111
- Power Cut to your area: 105
- Scottish Water: 0800 0778 778
- Women's Aid: 0800 027 1234
The following websites and helplines have the most up to date guidance and advice on Covid-19:
The Scottish Government: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
The City of Edinburgh Council: https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/coronavirus