Coronavirus - services advice and general information

Keeping you up to date.

The spread of COVID-19, generally referred to as coronavirus, is increasing daily at present and affecting many people, predominantly indirectly. At ADA we are reviewing our services on a daily basis, trying to provide as much by way of services as is safe and possible. Our staff, volunteers and clients are our priorities. This page is under development, so please visit regularly to keep as up to date as possible.

Situation Update

Please click on this link for an update on service delivery. Also note that we delivered n/x supplies to some clients in Aberdeen today (25/03/2020).

Signs, Symptoms & Advice

The attached PDF document details what coronavirus is, what the signs and symptoms are and how you can help prevent the spread of this disease. It also highlights safer drug-use practice to minimise risk. CLICK HERE

Guidance from the NHS on self-isolating if you develop symptoms of coronavirus can be found HERE.

Information and guidance for anyone on coronavirus is current and regularly updated via Health Protection Scotland. Use this link.

Where to turn to locally is contained in this bulletin.

Advice on coronavirus for drug injecting user is here. Advice on safer drug use during the pandemic is here.

Accessing ADA services

Until further notice, all ADA group activities are suspended, in line with UK government advice on social distancing. This includes ADAPT and DART training. A link to this guidance is attached HERE.

Getting in touch with us is changing as we reduce face-to-face contact as much as possible. This does not mean that you won't be able to see an ADA worker, provided you are symptom free. But, where we can, we shall endeavour to help you via other means if possible. Help us reduce the spread of coronavirus by following the advice below, with regards to contacting us.

Needle Exchange (Hadden Street)

The usual manner in which people can access our Hadden Street needle exchange has now changed. On entering from Exchange Street, please READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS. You will be seen as soon as possible by a worker, who will ask precautionary questions relative to the signs and symptoms of coronavirus. You will then be provided with the equipment you require. We ask that you take enough clean works away with you as needed for a reasonable period of time (and also return used works to us in a cin bin).

If you are unable to attend needle exchange, phone our Helpline on 01224 594700 or 07927 192706 and we can discuss getting equipment out to you.


COVID-19 - Service Delivery update - 25/03/2020

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Coronavirus - Some useful information

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Main Office:
Alcohol & Drugs Action (ADA), 7 Hadden Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6NU, Scotland

Alcohol & Drugs Action is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
Funding is received from NHS Grampian, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Scottish Government and from donations.
Scottish Charity Number SC013582.

Alcohol & Drugs Action Recovery Services is registered with the Care Inspectorate, No CS2016346966