We wanted to update everyone on what we are doing in response to COVID-19.
Our counselling and Drop-in services will be affected. We will be offering scaled back services.
Please check this page regularly and our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) for the most up to date information. Current counselling clients will be updated of any changes as soon as possible.
What we are doing
Our Drop-in Shop is currently closed. This means that we cannot offer c:card services or face to face support. This also means we are currently not offering Blood Borne Virus Testing or pregnancy testing. To find out how you can access sexual health services in Lothian visit www.lothiansexualhealth.scot
If you need support from another drug service or to access harm reduction materials visit www.scottishdrugservices.com to find your closest service provider.
Our counselling service is also no longer operating face to face sessions. Crew Counselling is working hard to set up and hopefully be able to offer alternative options to face-to-face counselling. We aim to start to make contact with existing clients this week with a view to starting distance counselling in the coming weeks – either online or by phone.
Once we’re up and running, we’ll be in touch with those on the waiting list and eventually start to take referrals from new clients
Our upcoming training sessions are currently postponed. We are working hard to offer our training services again as soon as possible. Our training and communications team are also still working to create information on drugs, mental wellbeing and harm reduction.
Our outreach services are currently postponed. We hope to be out and about again soon and will keep updated via social media and our website of any changes.
Our expert witnesses will be following government advice but may be available for work that be completed at home.
- a cough
- fever (high temperature)
- shortness of breath
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sneeze/cough into your elbow – bin any tissues straight away.
- Wash your hands with soap and water often – washing them for at least 20 seconds.
- When soap and water are not available – use alcohol-based hand sanitiser.
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell and self isolate if have any of the symptoms.
- Avoid touching your face if your hands are not clean.
- Clean and disinfect any frequently touched objects and surfaces – including your phone!