Falkirk Council has established the Self-Isolation Support Team, working alongside the existing Support for People helpline to provide support to those who need to self-isolate.
The team receive daily updates from Public Health Scotland’s Test and Protect, of people within the Falkirk Council area who have either tested positive for COVID-19, or been identified as a close contact of a positive test.
The team then contact people on the list, by phone, to check they have support in place to allow them to self-isolate correctly and to check if they are eligible for the £500 self-isolation support grant. The team is using the same referral mechanisms as the existing Support for People helpline, to provide assistance with food, prescriptions and other essential services. As a result, third sector groups and organisations may receive referrals from the Self-Isolation Support Team.
For further information, please visit the Falkirk Council website.