Current Guidelines

From 2nd April the ‘Stay at Home’ guidance ended and all of Scotland moved to Protection Level 4 (apart from some islands which are at Level 3 – you can find details of these here). You can find out more about the easing of restrictions and the current protection levels here.

Below you can download a table with a summary of what you can and cannot do at each level.

All adults with Ds aged 18+ are on the shielding list, you will get a letter explaining the extra advice for you and how to access support during this time. You can find out more about the shielding guidance for each protection level here. There is also guidance on one to one support and support groups, this can be viewed here.

Covid 19 Vaccination

The Covid-19 vaccination programme is underway in Scotland. The UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI) has decided on a priority list for disputing the vaccine to make sure that it goes to those to need it most first. All adults with Down’s syndrome (18+) are in Priority Group 4 and all 16-17-year-old young people with Down’s syndrome are included in Priority Group 6, as are all ‘unpaid carers’. You can view the full Deployment Plan for the vaccine in Scotland here.


Our Family Support team are here to talk and offer support on what these changes mean for you and your family or any other support and information you may need, you can call our helpline on 0300 030 2121 or email