Coronavirus in Scotland

It's important to remember that coronavirus hasn't gone away.

We all need to follow the rules in place and continue to be careful.

To stay safe you should:

Information and support

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Scotland


Staying safe


Find out:

Face coverings

By law you should still wear a face covering in most indoor public places. 

COVID-19 vaccine (including vaccination certificates)


The vaccine is your best protection against COVID-19.

Go to the NHS Inform website to find out more about the vaccine.

Coronavirus vaccination certificates

​​​​​​From 1 October, coronavirus vaccination certificates will be needed to enter events such as nightclubs, music festivals and some football grounds.

Testing and self-isolating


If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms you should self-isolate immediately and take a PCR test.

If you do not have symptoms, you can order rapid lateral flow tests for regular testing at home.

Follow the guidance on getting tested and self-isolating.

Travel and quarantine


If you are travelling to Scotland from abroad (international travel)

Find out the rules on travelling to Scotland, and check if a country is on the red, amber or green list.

If you are travelling to Scotland from other parts of the UK

Travel is allowed between Scotland and England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

If you are travelling to a Scottish island

​​​​If you are travelling to a Scottish island you are advised to take a covid test before doing so.

Schools, universities, education and childcare


Guidance is available to help reduce the risk in:

Information for parents and carers is on the Parent Club website.

Information for students is on the Student Information Scotland website

Businesses and workplaces


All businesses and workplaces should follow the safer businesses and workplaces guidance. This replaces most of the previous sector-specific guidance.

To help keep your workplace, staff and customers safe, see also guidance on:

There is also guidance for specific sectors, including:

You can get information on support available to your business at the Find Business Support website

Scottish Government strategy and evidence


All COVID-19 advice and guidance

See all coronavirus advice and guidance.