Coronavirus - services advice and general information

Keeping you up to date.

The spread of COVID-19, generally referred to as coronavirus, has not yet peaked and is 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. We continue to deliver n/x supplies to an increasing number of clients in Aberdeen and the immediate surrounding area. On a Monday & Thursday afternoon. Call our Helpline on 01224 594700 or 07927 192706

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 people who inject drugs (including IPEDS) is here. Advice on safer drug use during the pandemic is here.

Attached here is NHS Grampian temporary guidance on the collection and delivery of drugs and will be relevant to staff involved in this activity.

Accessing ADA services

Our direct, face-to-face contacts in relation to group work and activities is significantly disrupted in order to adhere to UK government advice on social distancing. This includes ADAPT and DART training. A link to this guidance is attached HERE.

Faced with challenging circumstances and the need to keep in contact, we feel we have adapted well and a number of groups are in regular contact through various social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Zoom. These groups and contact information regarding getting involved can be found HERE.

Remember the importance of helping to reduce the spread of coronavirus by following the advice below, with regards to contacting us in person.

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.


RECOVERY SERVICES BOOKLET (Aberdeen City) (April 2022)

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COVID-19 - Service Delivery update - 29/04/2020

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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