Coronavirus (COVID-19)

View updates on 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.


General advice

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


Schools and childcare

Find out about school hubs, childcare for key workers and school meal provisions. View home schooling resources available for parents and carers.


Businesses

Find out more about support for businesses. View business advice from environmental health including food law. View guidance for licence holders. View advice from trading standards.


Communities, people and volunteering

Apply for community resilience fund. View general advice for volunteers and community groups as well as food preparation advice. Find out about financial help and assistance for residents who find themselves in a very different position than they may be used to. 


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. 


More services

Impact on council services and current arrangements:


Council offices

We have decided to close all offices to the public with immediate effect. Customers will be required to use online services or call us through the Contact Centre to get the help, advice and support they require. 

Payments

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.

The processing and approval process for headstones has been temporarily suspended.

Parks and open spaces

Country parks and open spaces remain open but social distancing guidelines must be strictly observed.

Play areas are closed with immediate effect. Toilets in country parks, open spaces and cemeteries have also closed.