11. COVID-19 community hubs
NHS boards have established a network of COVID-19 Community Hubs and Assessment Centres across Scotland which aim to provide a comprehensive and expansive front line community response to enable rapid pathways for those affected by COVID-19.
If you, or someone you care for, develops symptoms of COVID-19 please use the NHS Inform website or dedicated information line (0800 028 2816) to understand what to do in the first instance. If symptoms worsen and cannot be managed at home, please call NHS 24 on 111. From here, you will be asked a number of questions and the NHS 24 call handler will offer reassurance. If required calls will be passed to a telephone Community Hub, staffed by clinical decision makers. If they deem it necessary, you will be given an appointment for a face to face consultation at an Assessment Centre. When speaking to the Hub, let them know of any transport or other access assistance you will need.