What if I’m worried about my own health or my family’s health?

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What if I’m worried about my own health or my family’s health?

For many of us, the biggest worry is that we’ll get the virus ourselves or pass it on to our loved ones.  We all know that despite taking every possible precaution there’s no guarantee that we’ll stay safe, so sometimes the best we can do is find a way to live alongside the anxiety and fear. Hopefully some of the resources on this website will help you do that. 

In the meantime, try to stay as informed as you can be about COVID-19. The best place for reliable and up-to-date health-related information is the NHS Inform website: NHS Inform. Here you’ll find advice and guidance, including what to do if you or someone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms, how to reduce your chance of getting the virus,  and how to help protect people who are most vulnerable or at risk. You’ll also find practical help, for example if you need a sick note due to COVID-19, you can download an isolation note directly from NHS Inform here. 

If you have to self-isolate you can find tips on how to cope here.   

Advice is also available for people living with a specific health condition who are worried about how COVID-19 might affect their health. The Scottish Government has issued tailored guidance on the following conditions: ophthalmic conditions, cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, chronic pain, diabetes, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, neurological conditions, rare diseases, respiratory conditions and rheumatic conditions. This guidance can be found here. 

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