Coronavirus in Scotland

Stay safe, protect others, save lives.

You should:

  • wear a face covering
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay 2m away from other people
  • self-isolate and book a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms (new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste)

See what you can and cannot do to help suppress the virus.

Download the Protect Scotland contact tracing app.

Information and support

Local measures and restrictions


Further temporary measures to stop the spread of coronavirus came into effect on Friday 9 October. This includes additional restrictions for central belt areas

Test and Protect: getting tested and self-isolating


You should self-isolate and book a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms (new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste).

Health and wellbeing


Healthworkers, carers and social work


Mental health and wellbeing support

Health and social care workers mental health support helpline: 0800 111 4191

Care homes, carers and social work


Healthcare students

Clinical guidance


Further information for health and social care professionals

Businesses, work places and self-employed people


Sector specific guidance and support

Work and financial support


Offer help


Scottish Government approach and strategy


Our approach is guided by the Chief Medical Officer, and we continue to monitor the situation closely and to work with the WHO and international community.

We are working with the Welsh Government, Northern Ireland Executive, and the UK Government to respond to the ongoing outbreak.