Distance Aware is a scheme being rolled out across Scotland to prompt people to respect the space of others where possible.
The scheme, developed by the Bevan Commission and endorsed by the Scottish Government, offers people an easily recognisable shield symbol which can be worn to signify to others that they’d appreciate some extra distance and care around them.
The scheme is open to everyone in Scotland who would like extra space or care around them, for whatever reason. Free badges and lanyards featuring the Distance Aware shield are now available for individuals to collect in libraries across Scotland. Badges are also available in ASDA stores.
As an organisation, Carers of East Lothian (CoEL) recognise and respect that people may feel cautious about the easing of restrictions and wish to maintain some extra distance. We will be using the Distance Aware scheme in our office, groups and services as we reintroduce the option for face-to-face contact. Please call us on 0131 665 0135 f you have any concerns – we want you to feel safe and comfortable in accessing our services.
For more information about the Distance Aware scheme please visit: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-distance-aware-scheme/