Coronavirus Information

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, my office has regional office is closed but staff are still working remotely. Please email Jamie.HalcroJohnston.MSP@Parliament.Scot or call 0131 38 6140 if you have any issues or questions. 


Please also use the below links to find information from the UK government and specific Scottish Government advice as well. 

Scottish Government advice and information can be found here and public health advice on NHS inform can be found here.

This page has been designed to provide up-to-date information, guidance and advice with regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service.

Please click here for the Government's stay at home advice and here for more general information.


Automatic information from the UK Government is below.

News story: New technology challenge to support people who are isolating

£500,000 of funding is available for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home

Collection: COVID-19: guidance for health professionals

Information on COVID-19, including guidance on the assessment and management of suspected UK cases.

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses

Guidance for employees, employers and businesses in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Form: Regulatory approval for Coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits

How manufacturers can submit COVID-19 test kits for regulatory approval to MHRA

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for individuals and businesses in Scotland

Use this page to navigate the guidance on the virus for people in Scotland.

News story: Increase to Working Tax Credits - what this means

The government has announced that Working Tax Credits payments will be increased from 6 April 2020 - find out what's happening and who th

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government

Guidance for local councils during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Statutory guidance: The Exercise of Commissioning Functions by the NHS Commissioning Board (Coronavirus) Directions 2020

Directions given to the National Health Service Commissioning Board.

Press release: UK launches whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus

The £20 million investment could help public health agencies combat COVID-19 and future pandemics.

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK, including children, and protecting older people and vulnerable people.