Coronavirus update

3 April 2020
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Like other organisations throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK, Dyslexia Scotland's plans are being affected by the impact of Coronavirus.

In recent weeks, we have received enquiries about whether our services and programme of events will continue. We are reviewing the situation on a weekly basis and all updates will be posted on this page. As it stands: 

  • Career Development Service: Our Career Coach and mentors are providing support online only
  • Events: Events since lockdown have been cancelled or held online.  Please see our events page for up to date information about online events.  
  • Helpline: Our Helpline is continuing as normal. Our Helpline advisers will be answering your enquiries from home, but the opening times and number remain the same:                                            

Monday to Thursday 10am - 4.30pm, Friday 10am - 4pm

0344 800 8484 or [email protected]

Click here for a list of resources which may be helpful to parents and professionals.  

Click here for useful information about returning to school in Scotland from Parent Club Scotland. 

From Monday 23 March, all of our staff members are working from home, in line with the Scottish and Westminister Governments' advice. Please continue to use the email addresses of the staff members you wish to contact, or email [email protected] if you are unsure.

If you do wish to talk to someone and have a general query rather than a Helpline query, please call 01786 446650 and your message will be automatically forwarded to the relevant person.  Please note there might be a slight delay

We are following NHS Inform and Scottish Government advice about how to reduce the risk of catching, or spreading, the infection. 

We are ensuring that this advice is shared with our staff and volunteers where relevant, and would urge anyone reading this message to also consult this guidance.

In the longer term it is likely that the virus could have an effect on staff absences at Dyslexia Scotland, and this in turn may have a greater impact on our activities and services. If this happens, there is a possibility that we may have to further reduce, postpone or suspend some of our key activities and services. We will continue to monitor this and will update this message if and when the situation changes.

Our response will be evidence-based and proportionate, and informed by the latest available public health guidance.