Coronavirus COVID-19

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Highland

We are following national guidance regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and we are working closely with Public Health and other partners in the Highlands and Islands Local Resilience Partnership.


Preparing for COVID-19 vaccination

We will be supporting our partners in Public Health and Scottish Government in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

NHS vaccine updates

COVID-19 Free Helpline

If you can offer help or need help call 0300 303 1362

COVID-19 Free Helpline, read more

Self-isolation Support Grants

New support grant for those who receive low-income benefits and who will lose income as a result of being required to self-isolate.

Self-isolation Support Grants, read more

National guidance

The most up-to-date information from our partner agencies.

National guidance, read more

Local coronavirus support

Advice and support for communities affected by local coronavirus clusters.

Local coronavirus support, read more

Community Asymptomatic Testing

A new community testing programme offers rapid COVID-19 tests for people without symptoms.

Community Asymptomatic Testing, read more

New welfare guide from Highland Council published

13 May 2021

A new welfare guide has been published on the Council’s website to highlight to people across the Highlands the range of financial support and guidance which is available to them.

The Highland Council welcomes staycation boom in Highland

10 May 2021

The Highland Council welcomes anticipated staycation boom in Highland with the income this will bring, however investment in resources and businesses to take advantage of this boom is essential.

Highland Council warns businesses to beware of COVID-19 air purifier device scam

27 Apr 2021

Trading Standards is warning Highland businesses that letters advising them of a change in law & compelling them to purchase COVID safe air purifying devices or risk facing a £5,000 fine, is a scam.