The Covid-19 virus will cause significant changes in the way we all do things for the foreseeable future.  This section contains useful links to official sources of information.  It also contains local information and phone numbers.  If you are self-isolating or cannot leave your house, keep essential phone numbers to hand so that you can contact members of the community - the local shops, SPAR and The Gatehouse Store - who can organise deliveries to your home.  Also the Surgery, Chemist, and other community support which IS available.  Also do keep in touch with your friends and family, and with your neigbours.

Phase 3 Update from The Scottish Government

Phase 3 began (10 July) with daily new confirmed cases averaging in single digits, daily confirmed deaths averaging below one (and closer to zero) and with an estimated 700 infectious people in Scotland. This provided a solid platform for further, careful easing of restrictions, consistent with our approach to mitigating the overall harm from the crisis – to our health, economy and society more broadly. 

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Information from The Scottish Welfare Fund and the Financial and Welfare Support Team on support available for families and for the over 60s

COVID-19 update - Free School Meals 

Providing free school meals and ensuring the welfare and support of our children and young people is a key priority for our council. Due to the ever-changing circumstances of COVID19 we will make sure that a food pack is available to all children and young people who meet the qualifying criteria for free school meals. You must register for this service.

This service will be provided every Tuesday and Friday and you can choose to have it delivered to your door or you can collect it from a central pick up point.

Gatehouse Surgery

If unwell call

Gatehouse Surgery Tel: 01557 814437

If you think you may have the virus - do NOT go to the Surgery - phone them first.

Opening hours
Mon-Thurs 8:00am – 6:00pm; Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm; Closed Sat/Sun
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The Surgery website has up to date info:

If closed call NHS24 on:  Tel: 111   In emergency: Tel: 999


Key Community Contacts

Gatehouse is a resilient community but these are worrying times for everyone.  Try to stay calm and be supportive to others in the community.  Make sure you get your neighbour’s telephone number and check regularly how they are doing.   If you can safely help them with shopping, prescriptions etc. please do so, but do not put yourself at risk of exposure to the virus.  Wash your hands regularly keep at least 2 metres distance and avoid touching shared surfaces.  Support our local businesses if you can.  Lets all be positive, stay healthy and pull together during this challenging time.  23 March 2020


In view of the gradual return to normal and reduction in restrictions, the Community Helpline is currently suspended.

Much of the information below is still valid however.