Haddington – Coronavirus Info

Page last updated – Jul 2, 2020 @ 12:30 PM

HCC is committed to ensuring the everyone community is looked after and where possible volunteers are available to assist those in need. This page is to display the Latest information for the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus) for the local community covered by Haddington and District Community Council

Please check our Facebook page for all up to-date posts on whats happening and information in the Area.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/HaddingtonCommunityCouncil/


we are entering phase 2 of the Scottish governments Covid 19 route map you can find it here.

  • The use of face coverings will become mandatory in shops in Scotland from 9 July
  • indicative Phase 2 dates:
    • 3 July – Travel distance limit for leisure will be lifted
    • 3 July – Self-catering holiday accommodation will be permitted, providing it requires no shared facilities between households
    • 6 July – Outdoor hospitality can commence subject to the Scientific Advisory Group review

    Indicative Phase 3 dates:

    • 10 July – People can meet in extended groups outdoors, with physical distancing
    • 10 July – Households can meet indoors with up to a maximum of two households, with physical distancing
    • 13 July – Organised outdoor contact sport can resume for children and young people, subject to guidance
    • 13 July – All dental practices begin to see registered patients for non-aerosol routine care, and work will begin to return aerosol generating procedures to practice safely
    • 13 July – Increasing capacity within community optometry practices for emergency and essential eye care
    • 13 July – Non-essential shops inside shopping centres can reopen, subject to the Scientific Advisory Group review
    • 15 July – All childcare providers can open subject to individual provider arrangements
    • 15 July – All holiday accommodation will be permitted
    • 15 July – Indoor hospitality can reopen, subject to the Scientific Advisory Group review
    • 15 July – Hairdressers and barbers can reopen with enhanced hygiene measures
    • 15 July – Museums, galleries, cinemas, monuments, libraries will reopen with physical distancing and other measures, such as ticketing in advance
    • Previously announced Phase 2 measures commencing Monday:
      • indoor (non-office) workplaces resume once relevant guidance is implemented. This includes: factories, warehouses, labs and research facilities. But excludes: indoor workplaces due to open in Phase 3 (e.g. nonessential offices and call-centres)
      • street-access retail can re-open once guidance is implemented. Interiors of shopping centres/malls remain closed for non-essential shops until Phase 3
      • outdoor markets can re-open once guidance is implemented
      • relaxation on restrictions on housing moves
      • outdoor sports courts can re-open
      • playgrounds can re-open
      • registration offices open for high priority tasks
      • marriages and civil partnerships allowed with minimal attendees, strictly outdoors only
      • zoos and garden attractions can open for local access only (broadly within 5 miles) until 3 July
  • Most shops in Scotland are to reopen from 29 June
    People will be able meet outdoors with two other households at the same time
    Face coverings are to be made compulsory for everyone using public transport
    People who have previously been told to shield during the lockdown because they are at high risk are now able to exercise outside for the first time.
    Dentists allowed to reopen for urgent care from Monday
    indoor workplaces such as factories, laboratories and warehouses will also start to reopen from 29 June, subject to strict physical distancing and hygiene rules.
    People who are shielding due to coronavirus should continue to do so until at least the end of July, but will be able to exercise outdoors from 18 June – as long as physical distancing is maintained. Read more  bit.ly/ShieldingUpdate
  • NEW SYMPTOMS TO LOOK OUT FOR  INCLUDE LOSS OF TASTE AND SMELL  https://www.nhsinform.scot/self-help-guides/self-help-guide-coronavirus-covid-19
  • Getting Additional Support – https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/where-to-find-additional-support/ call the phone number 0800 111 4000 between 09:00 and 17:00
  • Haddington Community Council resiliency advice number 07592 003 386 (10am-4pm)  for help with contact information, Shopping and Prescription pickup and general advice on where to go for further help.
  • Helpful community details and numbers. Check out our Community Help page
  • If you cannot afford or are struggling to buy or get food please let someone know or contact us  or you can check with the East Lothian food bank of you qualify for assistance  https://eastlothian.foodbank.org.uk/
  • If you are experiencing Domestic Abuse then help is available.  Call the 24 Hour Domestic Abuse Helpline in Confidence on 0800 027 1234   or visit https://www.Safer.Scot
  • COVID-19 TESTING    if you are a key worker and want to be tested please check out the Scot.gov website here


Haddington CC RESPONSE to COVID print and keep handy.

  • People will only be allowed to leave their home for the following very limited purposes:

If you need food or groceries delivered check this page and see who locally we have confirmed as being able to help. If you cannot get groceries or are struggling to get delivery slots then contact HCC and we will try and help you.   Haddington Community Council resiliency advice number 07592 003 386 (10am-4pm) 

Food Deliveries

Free packed lunches are available from the infant school for all those in receipt of free school meals Monday-Friday


Getting help


Check out our Community Help page for a list of numbers

Community Help

  • Advice on Helping in your community   https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/helping-in-your-community/
    • Only help if you are well – Follow advice on nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
    • People who may be in need of help – neighbours, over 70’s, and friends and family
    • Connect with your neighbours, why not pop a note through the door or print off a ‘Here to Help’ calling card
    • Provide emotional support – Calls, text messages and contact via social media.
    • Provide practical help, Shopping, prescriptions, putting bins out
    • Do this safely – If you are helping, the advice is to stay 2 metres – about 3 steps – away from people you are helping.
    • worried about someone’s health?  encourage them to call their GP practice or NHS24 on 111 if the GP is closed.
      • Call 999 immediately if you believe someone’s life is at risk.

Financial Support

Mental Wellbeing

Parent and Child advice

Protect yourself and others:

  • stay at home
  • only go outside for essential food, health and work reasons
  • stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people
  • wash your hands regularly
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home

Please see the following OFFICIAL guides For more information.

remember these measures do not mean you lock yourself away completely.  Please use social media and the telephone to keep in touch and talk to people on a daily basis please use the facebook groups below.

If you have symptoms

Common symptoms include:

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19 UNLESS YOU ARE HAVING DIFFICULTIES.

If you have a medical emergency, always phone 999 

A free helpline has been set up for people who do not have symptoms but are looking for general advice: 0800 028 2816.

  • Everyone within your household should stay at home for 14 days from when your symptoms start.
  • After 7 days, if you feel better and no longer have a high temperature, you can return to your normal routine.
  • If other household members develop symptoms within the 14-day household isolation period, they need to stay at home for a further 7 days from the first day that their symptoms began. This should be done, even if it takes them over the 14-day isolation period.
  • If other household members become unwell during the 14-day household isolation period, they should follow the advice – that is, after 7 days of their symptoms starting, if they feel better and no longer have a high temperature, they can also return to their normal routine.
  • Should a household member develop coronavirus symptoms late in the 14-day household isolation period (for example on day 13 or 14), the household isolation period does not need to be extended, but the person with the new symptoms has to stay at home for 7 days.
  • At the end of the 14-day isolation period, any household member who has not become unwell can return to their normal routine.

Source NHS Inform


See East Lothian Council’s Advice on Accessing GP’s  With effect from MONDAY 16TH MARCH ALL  GP appointments will be by TELEPHONE ONLY.  patients not to attend the practice without prior agreement.

Unless advised to do so by the hospital all appointments are still going ahead. you will be contacted directly if your appointment is cancelled.
If you are in any doubt please telephone the hospital on 0131 536 8300 who will have an update on the situation. (long wait to get phone answered)

Local Pharmacies

    • Market Street Pharmacy – 01620 823557   22 Market Street, Haddington EH41 3JE  romanespharmacy.co.uk  PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY AVAILABLE
    • Right Medicine – 01620 822361   20 High Street, Haddington EH41 3ES  rightmedicinepharmacy.co.uk    PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY AVAILABLE
    • BOOTS – 01620 823349    35-36 High St, Haddington EH41 3EE,    boots.com

OFFICIAL COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Advice pages.

Advice for businesses

Official information on Retail Deliveries – https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-handling-of-planning-conditions-for-retail-deliveries-and-store-opening-times-chief-planner-letter/


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