All Covid-19 rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland

Helpful links:

The latest Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance can be found here
NHS Shetland website can be found here.
NHS inform website can be found here.
Shetland Islands Council Covid-19 support page can be found here.
NorthLink’s Covid-19 advice can be found here.
You can read more about International Travel testing requirements here.
To prove which vaccinations you’ve had when you arrive in another country, you can normally use the COVID status app here.

Employment and Social Security

Statutory Sick Pay
You can get Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if you’re too ill to work. It’s paid by your employer for up to 28 weeks. Visit the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) page for more information.

Personal Finance
If you need advice on your personal finances you can contact:
Shetland Citizen’s Advice Bureau: call 01595 694696 or email [email protected] and a local adviser will get back to you as soon as possible.
The Money Advice, call 0800 138 7777.

Shetland Business Gateway Team
Contact the Shetland Business Gateway team to find out if you are eligible for business support. Phone 01595 707 491 - email: [email protected]
Details of other forms of business support can be found here.

Shetland Food Bank
The Shetland Food Bank can be contacted by phone on 01595 741263 or email at [email protected]. Volunteers will be able to advise you on accessing support.

Shetland Women’s Aid
If you are affected by domestic abuse you can contact Shetland Women’s aid for help and advice. Address: 121A St Olaf St, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0ES. Email: [email protected]. Phone: 01595 692070

Shetland Citizen’s Advice Bureau
CAB advisers continue to provide advice and support across the isles by phone and by email. Call 01595 694696 or email [email protected] and an adviser will get back to you as soon as possible.

Updated April 2022.

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