COVID-19 update

Photograph of Chief Officer Judith Proctor

We are truly living through difficult and challenging times. It’s so important that you have access to up to date and accurate information and advice regarding COVID-19 and we’ll update this site with information and advice as it becomes available.

I’m so proud of the way the Partnership workforce is pulling together to support each other and the people we serve.  All of our staff teams are working hard to support Edinburgh’s people and what we need to do to protect them from the spread of the virus.

We’ve already made the very difficult decision to close day centres and day hospitals and in our care homes we are practicing physical isolation for our residents. There will likely be some other changes to our services, and we will do our best to communicate them as clearly and as quickly as we can.

This is a time when we are all thinking of our own family’s health and wellbeing, and dealing with work colleagues being off, self-isolating or having to work at home because of their own underlying health issues.  On an hourly basis I’m hearing  from so many people of the kind and considerate actions that friend, families, neighbours and agencies are doing to help one another during  this unprecedented time. I will be sharing this with you on our website and through our social media channels.

Please send your stories, photos and video clips  to and we will share as much as we can – by staying safe and connected we can get through this.

Please remember to take care of yourself and each other.

Best wishes

Judith Proctor
Chief Officer
Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership