The Carers (Scotland) Bill passed its third and final stage in the Scottish Parliament on 4th February 2016.
The provisions of the Bill will be implemented from 2017 and will include:
There are numerous other provisions and Carers Scotland will produce a briefing for these shortly.
You can read the official report of the debate in the Scottish Parliament here.
NCO PPE Guide for Carers in Scotland.
The National Carers Organisations have published a guide for using PPE answering your questions.
Cases of coronavirus in Scotland have now been confirmed and people are advised and provided with information on how to reduce the risk of getting the infection.