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:
- get the vaccine when you are offered it
- wear a face covering where required
- wash your hands regularly, and cover your nose and mouth if coughing or sneezing
- self isolate and take a PCR test if you have symptoms
- take regular tests if you don’t have symptoms to reduce the risk of spreading the virus
- meet outside if you can, and open windows when indoors
- keep your distance from people not in your group
- work from home, or do a mixture of home and office working if possible
- use the Protect Scotland and Check-in Scotland apps
Information and support
Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Scotland
- COVID-19 daily data for Scotland, including confirmed cases and deaths
- trends in daily COVID-19 data
- the number of cases in local areas on the Public Health Scotland coronavirus data dashbard
- what you should do to stay safe and protect others
- what support is available if you are at higher risk from COVID-19
By law you should still wear a face covering in most indoor public places.
- read the guidance on face coverings including where you need to wear one, and who is exempt from doing so
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.
- get a copy of your vaccine status certificate from the NHS Inform website
- read more about coronavirus vaccination certificates
Testing and self-isolating
Travel and quarantine
Find out the rules on travelling to Scotland, and check if a country is on the red, amber or green list.
Travelling around Scotland
Schools, universities, education and childcare
Guidance is available to help reduce the risk in:
- early learning and childcare settings
- school aged childcare settings
- childminder settings
- colleges and universities
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:
- how to improve ventilation in your workplace
- what you can do as an employer to prepare for a gradual return to offices
- supporting safer capacity in your public venue or premises
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
- First Minister's updates and statements
- Strategic Framework update (June 2021 - sets out how and why our COVID-19 response strategy will change in light of new conditions and what a move beyond Level 0 will look like
- Strategic Framework update (February 2021)
- archive versions of the timetable for easing lockdown restrictions
- protective measures: indicators and data
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Strategic Framework (updated in February 2021) sets out how we plan to restore, in a phased way, greater normality to our everyday lives
- Scotland's Strategic Framework October 2020 sets out our strategic approach to suppress the virus to the lowest possible level while we strive to return to a more normal life.
- Test, Trace, Isolate, Support sets out our plans to help disrupt community transmission of coronavirus
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland’s route map is a collection of documents setting out how Scotland will transition out of lockdown
- Coronavirus advisory groups