Dedicated helpline offering advice to vulnerable people

A dedicated helpline offering advice to vulnerable people across Argyll and Bute during the coronavirus outbreak is now available. Open to anyone who may have difficulties accessing food or prescriptions or have financial or personal concerns, the Caring for People helpline 01546 605 524 is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

An answer machine service will be available to leave a message out-with office hours and at weekends. A member of staff will get in touch during office hours. We want to do our best to get help where it is most needed. Please leave this line open for vulnerable people who may not be able to help themselves if you have other options.

An online request for help form is also available

https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/news/2020/mar/coronavirus-caring-people-helpline

Health advice
See www.nhsinform.scot for advice.

If you don’t have symptoms and are looking for general information, phone the NHS free helpline on 0800 028 2816.

Call 111 if you have symptoms of COVID-19 that worsen while self-isolating or do not clear up after 7 days

Call 999 in emergencies