This is information has been gathered by volunteers of the Duddingston Conservation Area Neighbour Support Group and will be updated with fresh links from time to time.

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others:

Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person

Some Myth Busters:

Why you shouldn’t make your own hand sanitizer:

No, drinking water doesn’t kill coronavirus:

Drinking and gargling water will not cure the new coronavirus

Covid-19: how long can it survive outside the body?:

Web Resources:

ScotGov website updated with current information and policy:

ScotGov advise to limit social contact:

NHS Coronavirus Overview:

Queercare resources for care in and in response to the Covid-19 Global Pandemic:

Helping in your community:


Looking After Yourself and Others

NHS Self Isolation advice:

How to wash your hands – NHS:

Statement on dry skin and frequent handwashing to reduce Covid-19 risk:

How Long Does the Coronavirus Last on Surfaces?:

Information for children, young people and families from Great Ormond Street:

An expert guide to social distancing – and what to do if friends and family aren’t onboard

Home care for patients with suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) infection presenting with mild symptoms, and management of their contacts


Mental Health

Information from BBC about protecting mental health:

Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak:

Coronanxiety support and resources:


Older People

Age concern advice for older people and their families:

Information for people affected by dementia:



PDSA – Can pets catch Coronavirus:


City of Edinburgh Council:

Coronavirus – latest service updates City of Edinburgh Council:

Waste and recycling service during coronavirus


Self Employed and business and financial advice links:

Coronavirus and claiming benefits:

ScotGov – support for business:

Tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Financial Help & Rights: Sick pay, mortgages, rental help, energy top-ups, cancelled events & more

Scotgov advice for organisers of mass events:

Facebook Resources and Volunteer Groups

Volunteering Coordinating group:

Local Volunteer Groups Locator

Mental Health Support Coordinating Group:

Disability and Access Coordinating Group

Entertainment and Welfare Group:

NHS Scotland Information page


Evolving Services


Self-report daily. Help slow the outbreak. Identify those at risk sooner.

Order your NHS repeat prescriptions easily and securely

J. Browns Craft Butchers

Charles Stamper Fruit & Veg

Romainecalm Veg Box Delivery

Beach House Portobello Delivery Service:

Doorstep Market – Edinburgh’s FREE delivery and collection service for COVID-19

Duddingston Covid Support Group