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Young Scot – Young People Survey (11-25yr Olds)

The Scottish Youth Parliament, YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot are partnering to deliver #LockdownLowdown.

#LockdownLowdown is a survey asking young people from every community in Scotland to share their concerns about COVID-19. The results will help to identify what young people in Scotland are worried about in relation to COVID-19 – and the wider impact it’s having on their lives.

The anonymous information will be shared with stakeholders. These include the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland, COSLA, Local Authorities and others, who can use the insights to feed directly into policy design and service provision in response to the pandemic. At Young Scot, we will tailor our daily digital information based on the responses to the survey to ensure that young people have all the information they need.

Please note the survey will close on the 17th April 2020.

Please Retweet our message and share the survey with young people you know and encourage them and their friends to take part.

Thank you



Novel Coronavirus – General Advice

The situation regarding Coronavirus continues to change very rapidly and the list of designated risk countries has expanded. The most up to date list is at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

This site has general information for the public and is updated daily.

The risk to people in this country remains low.

Across the UK, some pupils (and staff) may have returned from China or other designated risk areas after half term. Unless from Wuhan or Hubei province, pupils (or staff) who have returned from these designated risk areas and who have no symptoms may attend school as usual.

Any pupil who develops respiratory symptoms including cough, fever or shortness of breath within 14 days of return from one of the designated risk countries should stay at home and seek medical attention by phone with their GP (in hours) or NHS 24 on 111 (out of hours).

NHS Lothian – Winter 2019/20 Respiratory Illness

NHS Lothian have seen a large number of respiratory outbreaks in nurseries and schools in the past few weeks. These have caused service disruption with staff shortages and many pupils being absent from school/nursery.

Parents can try to stop these respiratory viruses spreading at home – please read the following advice;

Key advice for parents and carers

In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:

Children should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.