Current Guidelines

From Tuesday 5th January, mainland Scotland will move from Level 4 to temporary Lockdown. The new guidance is to stay at home except for essential purposes. Some islands will remain at Level 3 – you can find details of Level 3 areas here.

You can find the full guidance on the Scottish Government website here or at the link below.

All adults with Ds aged 18+ are on the shielding list, you will get a letter explaining the extra advice for you during temporary Lockdown and how to access support during this time. You can find out more about in the Shielding section of the guidance linked below. 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