CEMVO Scotland can support you with information and advice on Covid-19. Call our Helpline on 07500 839 303.

CEMVO Covid-19 Community Awareness Campaign

Please join us live on Awaz FM answering your questions on social distancing.

A link to the audio will be made available soon.

The most common symptoms are:

  • A new continuous cough
  • fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater)
  • loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste (anosmia)

A new continuous cough is where you:

  • have a new cough that has lasted for an hour
  • have had 3 or more episodes of coughing in 24 hours
  • are coughing more than usual

A high temperature is feeling hot to the touch on your chest or back (you don’t need to measure your temperature). You may feel warm, cold or shivery.

Some people will have more serious symptoms, including pneumonia or difficulty breathing, which might require admission to hospital.

Find out who is eligible to be tested and where to go to access this at www.nhsform.scot

To stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), you should avoid close contact with anyone you do not live with.

This is called social distancing.

More info can be found on www.nhs.uk

We’ve got some tips to help you look after yourself and get through these uncertain times. With ideas about how you can keep moving, create a routine, find things you enjoy and keep connected with friends and family – finding time for any of these will help to clear your head.

For more information visit https://clearyourhead.scot/tips

To stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), you should avoid close contact with anyone you do not live with.

This is called social distancing.

For more information visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/social-distancing/what-you-need-to-do/


Scottish Government – key coronavirus information

  • www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
  • Languages/formats available: Audio MP3, BSL, Easy Read, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified), Farsi, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish and Urdu
  • This is updated every 2 weeks, and translations currently being done on content that was live from 30th November, 2020


  • Languages/formats available: Audio MP3, BSL, Easy Read, Large Print, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Farsi, Gaelic, Hindi, Hungarian, Kurdish Sorani, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Slovak and Urdu
  • Languages/formats available: Audio, BSL, Easy Read, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Gaelic and Polish.

NHS Inform Coronavirus Stakeholder Toolkit has additional materials that might be useful, so please take a look in case any of this information might be helpful.

Test and Protect service by NHS Scotland

Test and Protect is Scotland’s approach to preventing the spread of coronavirus in the community.

visit www.nhsform.scot 

Leaflet providing information on the Test and Protect service from NHS Scotland, a new way to tackle coronavirus.

Visit https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-test-and-protect-coronavirus-service/

The Test & Protect National Mailing has now been delivered to every home across Scotland.

The NHS Scotland Test and Protect service has been introduced to control the spread of coronavirus as lockdown measures are eased. We are working with partners and stakeholders to get this vital message out to everyone across our communities.

This mailer is a key communication tool for Test and Protect, and will provide every household with detailed information they need to understand the process and to undertake the steps which may be required if they need to isolate. This includes:

  • A letter from the First Minister
  • An infographic explaining the Test and Protect Process
  • The Test and Protect information leaflet

The Test & Protect Mailing has been translated into the following languages and accessible formats: Arabic, Audio MP3, BSL, Easy Read, Farsi, Gaelic, Large Print Format, Hindi, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovakian, Traditional Chinese and Urdu. Digital versions of the leaflet in these languages and formats will be available online at www.gov.scot/test-and-protect

We have created a Test and Protect Process Video including audio and subtitles explaining the 9-step process, which you can find here: https://youtu.be/nPN_CoSTwQM

Our partners at Minority Ethnic Carers of People (MECOPP) have also produced a voiced over version of the Test & Protect Process Video in Cantonese, you can find these here: https://youtu.be/5Rm4P9snXw0