About SCoJeC
 New on Site
 What's On
 Four Corners
 Daily Digest
 Points of View
 Report an Incident
 Members only
 Support SCoJeC
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC)
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC)
Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC)


Covid-19 Lockdown
Information and Support

Col Yisrael arevim zeh lazeh
Our responsibility as a Jewish Community is to take care of one another

page last updated: 19/1/2022

Community Information
General Information about Coronavirus
Welfare Services
What's On:
SCoJeC & other organisations
other organisations

Professor Jason Leitch, Scottish National Clinical Director, has updated faith and belief groups about the progress of Covid-19 in Scotland, and provided advice about staying safe.

Click on the image to watch the video

Prof Jason Leitch: Covid-19 update for faith and belief groups
Information about Coronavirus (Covid-19), ways of limiting its spread, and Scottish and UK responses and inititatives can be read at the following links.
Health Information
Roll up your sleeves: The COVID-19 vaccine
Up-to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccination programme from NHS Scotland.
NHS Inform
Latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including social distancing and stay at home advice.
NHS Near Me
Near Me is a video consulting service that enables people to have health and social care appointments from home or wherever is convenient. All you need is an internet connection and a computer, smartphone, or tablet that can make video calls. Near Me is a secure form of video consulting approved for use by the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland.
Test and Protect contact tracing app
Contact tracing identifies people who may be at risk from COVID-19 because they were in close contact with someone who has the virus. By voluntarily choosing to use the Protect Scotland app you will help our NHS by:
  1. Reducing the time it takes to alert you if you come into close contact with another app user that tests positive,
  2. Alerting other app users that you might have forgotten you were in close contact with,
  3. Allowing Test and Protect anonymously to alert people who don’t know each other.
Scottish Government
Coronavirus in Scotland
Up-to-date information and advice about the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Scotland.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): daily data for Scotland
This is updated each day to provide the latest available data on COVID-19 in Scotland.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): trends in daily data
Past data and trend charts for the daily updates on COVID-19.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): staying safe and protecting others
(updated 18 January 2022)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for people at highest risk
(updated 14 January 2022)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested in Scotland
(updated 13 January 2022)
Book a coronavirus booster vaccination
(updated 13 January 2022)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test and Protect
(updated 6 January 2022)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): face coverings and masks
(updated 5 January 2022)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): tourism and hospitality sector
(updated 5 January 2022)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Safe use of places of worship
(updated 3 January 2022)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on travel and transport
(updated 15 December 2021)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland's Strategic Framework update
(updated 16 November 2021)
Covid-19 Factsheet
Coronavirus guidance for parents and families
Advice for parents and carers on managing the impact of Covid-19 on their child’s learning and family life.
Police Scotland
Police Scotland are continuing to provide all essential services, while supporting the NHS and other organisations to keep everyone safe.
The response to coronavirus (COVID-19) is fast moving and Police Scotland would urge everyone to do what they can to comply with the advice from government and the health service. We need your continued support to ensure that we are able to help those that need us most during this time of national crisis.
Police Scotland are continuing to monitor community tensions and hate crime as a result of Covid-19. If you have any concerns or become aware of any increasing tensions within your community, please contact the Police Scotland Diversity Unit:
If you become aware of any incident, report it using the Police Scotland online reporting form, and please also notify the CST (24hr national emergency number 0800 032 3263, or, for non-urgent incidents, and SCoJeC of any antisemitic incidents.
Scottish Police Authority Independent Advisory Group
The Scottish Police Authority has set up an Independent Advisory Group on the policing of the coronavirus regulations, and SCoJeC's Director, Ephraim Borowski, is a member. They are keen  to  hear  the  views  and  experiences  of  members  of all minority  communities  about  how  they  are  affected  by how the regulations are being policed in Scotland.  
Click here to read Ephraim's letter on how to engage with the Independent Advisory Group, and contribute to the COVID-19 Police powers review.
UK Government
Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK
This is updated each day to provide the latest available data on COVID-19 throughout the UK.
BEMIS: Empowering Scotland's Ethnic and Cultural Minority Communities
Ethnic Minority National Resilience Network
BEMIS Scotland are aware that ethnic minority communities across Scotland will need to self-isolate and may need additional support to access support agencies, emergency relief, or make contact with broader community support initiatives.


We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.
To find out more about cookies and how to manage them through your browser settings see our Cookie Policy.

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation no. SC029438