Framework on supporting Gypsy/Traveller comunity

In recognition of additional pressures placed on services and issues specific to the Gypsy/Traveller community in keeping safe during COVID-19 we have been working with Scottish Government and 3rd sector partners to produce a framework for Local Authorities, Health Services, the Police and other partners on supporting the Gypsy/Traveller community during the response to coronavirus.

The framework ‘COVID-19 Response Planning Supporting Gypsy/Traveller Communities’ has gone live on 7th April 20 and can be found on both COSLA and Scottish Government websites.


In recognition of the fast pace changes surrounding COVID-19 we anticipate reviewing the framework on a 4 weekly basis.



Infomation facebook page

We recognise that there are specific concerns for Gypsy/Travellers at the current time.  We are developing informative guidance in partnership with Scottish Government for Local Authorities to think of ways to support the needs of Gypsy/Travellers whether camped roadside, on a private site or a local authority site. 

We are working daily in partnership with 3rd sector partners, Scottish Government, Health and Education to ensure accurate sharing of relevant information and an official Facebook page has been established to offer a platform for managing concerns and queries from the community.



updated: 14/04/2020