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Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for unpaid carers

Published: 17 Aug 2020
Last updated: 15 Nov 2021 - see all updates

Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for unpaid carers
Staying safe

Staying safe

To stay safe and protect others we must minimise the opportunity for Coronavirus (COVID-19) to spread from one person to another.

Meeting others

Information on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 has been published which provides further detail on the principles we should all follow to help us keep each other safe.

Face coverings

The public use of face coverings guidance includes advice on the use of face coverings. There are also details of how to request a face covering exemption card. Carers do not have to wear a face covering if it causes distress or anxiety for the person they are caring for.

Car/vehicle sharing and giving lifts

Carers and those they look after can travel together, even if they don’t live together, but they should follow the safe travel guidance at the Transport Scotland website, which provides advice on how to share vehicles safely.


First published: 17 Aug 2020 Last updated: 15 Nov 2021 -