Lockdown response

Service Information

Level 1

The Scottish Borders is in Level 1 of the COVID-19 protection measures.

Find out what you can and can’t do in Level 1.

Please continue to follow the FACTS guidance and all restrictions in place.

Supporting Communities

Community Assistance Hubs will continue to operate to support those in critical need in all our communities and co-ordinate support across a range of partners and community groups.

Anyone in need of help and support can contact their local hub through 0300 100 1800 when this service is available, or through the emergency out-of-hours number at all other times.


Full details of education arrangements can be found on our dedicated webpage. All pupils are learning in school.

Care Homes

Care home visits are currently allowed by prior arrangement. Please contact care homes directly to arrange. 

Other social care services

All home care services will continue to operate as normal.

Enhanced social work services will operate to ensure all those in need are supported.

Where any other support service user is affected by restrictions to services under new restrictions they will be contacted directly to advise of the changes and any alternative arrangements.

Other services

Waste and recycling collections and Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) continue to operate as normal. 


Funding is available to businesses affected by COVID-19.