Information and support
Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Scotland
- coronavirus data for Scotland, including confirmed cases and deaths
- trends in daily coronavirus data
- Public Health Scotland coronavirus data dashboard
Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic is a series of reports on our modelling of the spread and level of COVID-19
What you can and cannot do
Travel and quarantine
Travel within Scotland
Mainland Scotland and some islands are in lockdown. You must stay at home and not travel unless you have an essential reason. See guidance on travel.
Travelling to and from other parts of the UK and abroad
You must not travel into or out of Scotland without an essential reason. See the list of essential reasons.
Check international coronavirus travel advice for people returning to or arriving in Scotland, including how to quarantine.
Guidance for British people travelling abroad, if legally permitted, is at gov.uk.
Testing and self-isolating
You should self-isolate immediately if:
- you or anyone at home has symptoms - book a COVID-19 test
- you have been asked to by NHS Scotland or the Protect Scotland contact tracing app
Help if you need to self-isolate
Call the National Assistance Helpline on 0800 111 4000 to access a range of support to help you self-isolate, including:
- £500 Self-Isolation Support Grant (if you are a worker on a low income - conditions apply)
- access to food
- access to medicine
Schools, universities, education and childcare
From 15 March, we plan:
- a return to school full-time for all remaining primary school children (P4-7)
- a part-time return for all secondary school pupils
- a re-start of regulated childcare, including breakfast and after-school clubs
These plans are conditional on continued progress on suppressing coronavirus (COVID-19).
Information for parents and carers is on the Parent Club website.
Early education and childcare
- early learning and childcare service providers guidance
- school aged childcare service providers guidance
- childminders guidance
Universities and colleges
Information for students is on the Student Information Scotland website
Businesses, workplaces and self-employed people
You should follow the guidance for your sector or workplace, to help keep your workplace, employees and customers safe.
This includes guidance for:
There is also general guidance on workplace safety.
Business support and grants
Find out about support available to your business.
You can also get information on business support at the Find Business Support website.
Hospitality, tourism and retail
You should only travel to go to work if you cannot do your job from home.
Find out what to do if you're worried about going to work because of coronavirus on Citizens Advice Scotland.
Get information on your workplace rights from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS).
Looking after yourself and others
Find out what support is available if you have been shielding during coronavirus.
General help and advice, including mental health
Find a list of organisations who can give you help and advice on the Ready Scotland website.
Funerals, weddings and civil partnerships
Animal and pet owners
Scottish Government strategy and evidence
- First Minister's updates and statements
- 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.
- 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