Stay Safe

General Advice

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the illness caused by a strain of coronavirus. It can cause a new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste.  Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.  This is a rapidly changing situation which is being monitored carefully. 

To find out about symptoms, when you can use self-care, and what to do if your condition worsens and you need medical help please look at the latest guidelines on NHS Inform Scotland or phone 111. 

You should:

  • wear a face covering
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay 2m away from other people
  • self-isolate and book a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms (new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste)
  • download the Protect Scotland app

Protect Scotland App

The Protect Scotland App is available to download for free via Apple and Google stores. 

It is :

  • Simple and easy to use
  •  Private and anonymous
  •  An extra tool to support #TestAndProtect

How to get Tested

Anyone in Scotland  who is showing symptoms, can be tested.

Details of testing locations in Argyll & Bute.

Details on how to access testing can be found on the NHS inform website. People with no internet or unable to travel should call 0800 028 2816

Community Support


 The East Kintyre Community would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has helped the Community during recent months.  The Carradale and EK Covid Support Group with their wonderful volunteers have been a huge asset to the Community.  In the meantime stay safe and please continue to follow Scottish Government guidelines, but most of all enjoy life in our fantastic little community.

East Kintyre Community Council and Carradale Surgery continue to work closely together to assist the community in dealing with the fallout of COVID-19.  

A local Facebook page Covid-19 Support: Carradale & East Kintyre Community Council Area was set up early in 2020. We have a number of volunteers in the area and so If you are in need of support, or just wish to find out more please contact the following local phone numbers to get you to your “points of contact” who may be able to assist you:

  • Email:
  • Catriona Trott (Tel: 01583 431115) 
  • Malcolm Trott (Tel: 07801416134)
  • Elaine Batchelor (Tel: 01583 431533)

 Websites/ Facebook Pages providing useful Coronavirus information and local contacts are:

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