Coronavirus Information:

Voluntary Action Shetland are working closely with our partners in the Third and Public Sectors and the community to assist the wide range of developing support in response to COVID-19. This section of our website is intended to provide information which will assist individuals, agencies and community groups to support people experiencing the impacts of the outbreak.

Search Register of Community Activity:

To access a list of Community Activity which has registered with the site please click on the link below:

Tell us about your Community Activity:

VAS are maintaining a registration of activities that third sector organisation and voluntary groups are undertaking in response to the outbreak. If you would like to add your activity to this register then please use the link below:

Please refer to this document for all organisations contact details during the time that Market House is closed: Contact Details - Resident Organisations

New Information:

Advice for community organisations planning their return to the workplace:

Comic Relief Change Makers Fund:

2020 SURF Awards for for best practice in community regeneration:

Support for Young People during Coronavirus: COVID Support for Young People

University of Glasgow has published some self help books for people with mild to moderate learning/intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak. They can be found here:

General Advice:

NHS Inform:

UK Government Guidance - Stay at home:

Data Protection and coronavirus:

Digital help from home during lockdown:

Scottish Government advice on expanded testing programme in Scotland:

VAS and Lerwick Community Council have been successful in obtaining some funding to support the people of Lerwick due to the coronavirus outbreak. If you are involved in the delivery of a service that could benefit from additional resources please get in touch by either emailing or phoning VAS on 01595 743902 or Lerwick Community Council on 07770 672902.

Scottish Child Law Centre Flyer: SCLC Youth Hour

Safer Shetland Tech Abuse and Tech Safety Resources:

Third Sector Survey:

Scambusters Lockdown Bulletin: Lockdown bulletin

Information for Individuals:

SIC Advice:

Ways to volunteer and advice for volunteers:

DWP advice on attending job centre appointments:

Top 10 tips for remote working:

Mental Health Foundation has provided guidance for those self isolating:

Wash your hands of coronavirus scams:

Find ways to help your community:

Self-employment Income Support Scheme:

Guidance on safely volunteering:

FAQ's about Volunteering during COVID-19: FAQ's about Volunteering

Home Energy Scotland Information Flyer: HES Overview for TSI's

Volunteer led support during Covid-19: Shetland Stands Together

Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund: SIC Application Form

VAS have secured some funding to provide emergency electric top up tokens for those in difficulties due to the pandemic. We are working in partnership with RVS to distribute the vouchers. In order to obtain a top up please complete the attached referral form: Electricity Voucher Referral Form

Parent Club website, ideal for parents, expectant parents and carers:

Information for Organisations:

Guidance for supporting volunteers from Volunteer Scotland:

Guidance for employers and staff regarding working from home and potential phishing scams:

Business support launched by the government:

Government advice for employers, employees and businesses:

Third Sector Hub Information:

If you work or volunteer for an organisation in need of support:

Covid-19 Scottish Business Support Summary:

OSCR guidance for charities:

Companies House Filing Accounts extension information:

Guidance for safely involving volunteers:

If you are an organisation providing essential services and are requiring volunteers at this time to help with local efforts during the coronavirus pandemic please get in touch with us at and we can help you recruit.


Martin Lewis Coronavirus Charity Help Fund:

Third Sector Resilience Fund:

CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund:

Scottish and Southern Electricity Network Support Fund: :

Tesco's Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund:

Shared Care Scotland Creative Breaks Funding:

Scottish Government's Wellbeing Fund:

Business Gateway Support Funds:

Wellbeing Fund Round 2 is now open:

Extra Support for charities; small premises now eligible for £10,000 grants:

BBC Children In Need Funding Grants:

Independent Age Grant Fund:

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