NHS PCR & LFD testing videos in Different Languages

Please see NHS Lothian‘s video links in multiple languages about the LFD and PCR tests.  The languages include Urdu, Arabic, Punjabi, Spanish, English1, and Romanian, English2 [African presenter], Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Bengali, and BSL.  Bulgarian, Polish, Turkish, Swahili and Kurdish are in the process of being uploaded.

Link for all the videos

There are four video links for each language version.

The video link titled ‘The LFD test for people with no symptoms’ encourages people to get tested. It provides information on the LFD test, where to get tested and the support available if they test positive. (English1)

The video link titled ‘What is a PCR test?‘  Provides information on why people should take the PCR test, where to get tested, what support is available if they test positive and how to keep safe.  (English)

The video link titled ‘How to do an LFD test at home’ provides audio-visual instructions and a ‘follow along’ step by step video demonstration of the LFD test, what to do if you are positive, support for self-isolation, where to get further advice and how to stay safe.  (English)

The video link titled ‘How to do a PCR test at home’ provides audio-visual instructions and a ‘follow along’ step by step video demonstration of the PCR test.

The video also explains what to do if you test positive, when to return to work, support for self-isolation, where to get further advice and how to stay safe.  (English)

Resource for Parents about Neurodiverse Pupils Returning to School.


Please see attached letter with information for Monday 15th March 2021

March 21 P4-7 School Return


Please see attached letter from Midlothian Council regarding the return of P4-P7 pupils on 15th March 2021

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Please follow the link for the letter regarding the school return for 22 February 2021

Feb21 School Return


Follow attached link for the letter from Midlothian Council following the First Minister’s announcement yesterday (2February2021).

Parents and Carers 020221.docx


Midlothian Council Letter January 2021

Parents and Carers ELC Primary 070121.docx


Please read the letter below from Midlothian Council regarding our return to school in January.

The school break has been extended to pupils to 11th January when online learning will begin.

You will be contacted on 6th January to let you know if you have a keyworker or vulnerable child space in the school from 7-14th January.  You will not be given a keyworker space if you do not complete the survey.

All other pupils will begin online learning from 11th January.

Parents and Carers 221220


Latest Statement from Midlothian Council


Covid Statement 18Dec20


Covid Arrangements for Christmas and New Year


Letter re contact isolation period change 13-12-20 (2)


Free School Meal-BACs update December 2020


As you may already be aware, following the publication of a route map document today which outlines the Scottish Government’s planned future response to the COVID19 Pandemic – the First Minister has announced, that the Scottish Government is currently planning for the reopening of Scottish schools on 11th August 2020.

This announcement is part of a wider planned route map on the reopening of schools and ELC settings which can be accessed here –

We understand that this will be an anxious and uncertain time for many people, including parents and carers.  For that reason the Scottish Government have produced a Q&A document to support parents and carers at this time.  This document covers some of the key questions that parents will have with regard to the safe reopening of schools and ELC settings.  This information has been published on the Scottish Government’s Parent Club website and can be accessed at –

Thank you


Emergency Supports April 2020


COVID19 advice for supporting children and young people (4)

Ed Psych Guidance for parents and carers in the event of school closure due to Coronavirus

EPS Helpline (1)Guidance for Parents Carers on Bereavement in Children During COVID19 (1)

Adapted Combined Emergency food etc 10 April 20