Changes for Scotland unpaid carers self-registering for Covid-19 vaccine

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Wednesday 21 April 2021

From 8.00am on 26 April, the online self-registration system for unpaid carers in Scotland will no longer be available.

Eligible unpaid carers will still be able to register for their coronavirus vaccine after this date. You can do this through the Covid-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013.

You are eligible for vaccination and should register if all of the following statements apply to you:

  • You are 16 to 64 years old.
  • You provide face-to-face care and support to one or more family members, friends or neighbours.
  • The care you provide is not part of a contract or voluntary work.
  • If caring for someone under 18, they are affected by a disability, physical or mental ill-health, developmental condition or substance misuse.
  • You have not already received your first Covid-19 vaccination or vaccination appointment letter.

If you do not meet the above criteria (for example, you provide only emotional support by phone/video call), you will be asked to wait until NHS Scotland contacts you to let you know it’s your turn to have the vaccine. It is important not to contact NHS Scotland for a vaccination before then.

If you have already registered with the service, received your vaccination or a letter of appointment, there is no further action to take, and no need to call the helpline.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme, visit