This page and its subpages have information on coronavirus (Covid-19, SARS-CoV-2) which is relevant for the local Eskbank and Newbattle community.

  • Information may be local, across Midlothian or National.
  • To see current updates see our NEWS page for the most recent news and information, including Covid-19.
  • Requests for assistance are handled centrally by Midlothian Council (dept of Community and Lifelong Learning – CLL) which can be contacted by telephone at 0131 270 7500 or by email at They will assign an appropriate volunteer to deliver the help needed. An updated list of useful contacts provided by Midlothian Council can be found here on their website.
  • ENCC is no longer acquiring volunteers on behalf of CLL to help with Covid-19 resilience responses, but you can contact CLL (above) to ask whether they still need any volunteers.
  • In Eskbank and Newbattle residents have come together to form local groups around streets and neighbourhoods using Facebook groups for internal communications (and whatever else that works for them, e.g. WhatsApp, email). A list of these local coronavirus resilience groups is given here. Why not find the one for your neighbourhood and join, if you have not already done so. If you can’t find one, get in touch and we can help you and your neighbours form one. We hope that the whole ENCC ward will be covered by these local neighbourhood groups – as a first line of response, neighbour to neighbour.

This page has various subpages, created as the need arises. Select these from the menu above. Also look at the NEWS (blog) page for a series of posts, the most recent first.

This page and any subpages are continually created and/or updated as the situation develops – so check back to see updated information, or new subpages as they are added.