Coronavirus (COVID-19): protection levels - reviews and evidence

Reviews of the allocation of levels to local authorities and data supporting these decisions.


On 29 October 2020, as part of Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland’s Strategic Framework, we published the initial allocation of protection levels to local authorities. 

These levels are reviewed weekly.

13 January 2021

4 January 2021

22 December 2020

15 December 2020

8 December 2020

1 December 2020

24 November 2020

17 November 2020

10 November 2020

29 October 2020

Review of the Levels' contents

As well as a weekly review of the allocation of levels, we will also periodically review the content of the levels.  Such changes are based on the appropriate evidence, including virus transmission risks and an assessment against the four harms.  Guidance is updated to reflect changes to the levels’ contents.

8 December – Changes to indoor island socialising for additional Islands in Level 1 areas that have no road links to the mainland. Read about latest changes to coronavirus levels.