Coronavirus (COVID-19)

View updates on coronavirus and council services. If you are affected and need assistance, please visit Grampian Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance Hub.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Local authorities and partner agencies across Scotland – including Aberdeenshire Council – have been working together as cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) emerge across the country. In this section you can find out about support and advice available if you are affected by coronavirus and current arrangements for council services.

View general information about health and hygiene as well as advice to organisers on mass events.

If you are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, please watch our video explaining current arrangements for council services. You can also request the information in this section to be translated for you via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the online British Sign Language interpreting service.

Latest restrictions

Current status: Phase 3

The Scottish Government has published a route map for easing lockdown restrictions over four phases. Phase 3 of the plan began from Friday, July 10, 2020, and an overview of the changes is available. 

Test and protect

Test and Protect programme is Scotland's approach to preventing the spread of coronavirus in the community. Find out how you can help to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Find out how to book a COVID-19 test at one of the mobile test units in Aberdeenshire.

Support for businesses

View support available for businesses, guidance for licence holderstrading standards advice, workplace guidance and environmental health advice including food law.

View how we can support businesses to help them re-open safely and Phase 3 guidance for businesses on physical distancing produced by Scottish Government.

Communities, people and volunteering

Apply for community resilience fund or community food fund.

View advice for volunteers and community groups including food preparation advice. If you are a volunteer you can also get support from your local rural partnership.

Find out about financial help and assistance for residents and how to deal with neighbour issues during lockdown. Order free sanitary products to be delivered to your home.

Assistance hub

Grampian Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance Hub 
A focal point for information and assistance for anyone affected by coronavirus anywhere in Grampian, linking them up with someone who can help. It is anything from picking up and delivering shopping or medicines, walking pet or having someone to chat to, to help with feeling of isolation. 

Updates on council services

Bins and recycling

View current arrangements and changes to waste and recycling services.

Schools and childcare

Find out about schools and childcare arrangements. View Shine a Light on Lockdown website.


View current arrangements for housing services.

Health and social care

Find out about changes to health and social care services.

View information and guidance for our commissioned providers of social care services. Includes a daily reporting form for critical care services.

More council services

Council offices

Most of our Service Points are open. All other council offices remain closed to the public. Customers are encouraged to use online services or call us through the Contact Centre to get the help, advice and support they require.


We are unable to accept cash or cheque payments at the moment but card payments can be made online or by phoning the automated payment line 03456 081201 (choose option 1).

Burial services

The advance sale of lairs (where not associated with an interment) at Aberdeenshire cemeteries has been temporarily suspended. This suspension includes associated administrative processes such as lair transfers and the selling of unwanted lairs to the council.

Painting a picture of COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on individuals and communities.