Coronavirus in Scotland

You should:

  • wear a face covering
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay 2m away from other people
  • self-isolate and get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • download the Protect Scotland app

Mainland Scotland and some islands are at Level 4. Some islands are at Level 3.

Find out what you can and cannot do.

Information and support

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Scotland

 

What you can and cannot do

 

The rules you have to follow depend on where you live.

Mainland Scotland and some islands are at Level 4. Some islands are at Level 3.

Find out the rules on what you can and cannot do.

What's changed

Some of the rules on what you can do have changed. You can now:

  • meet in groups of up to 6 from 6 households outdoors in your garden or a public place
  • travel anywhere in Scotland to meet others for the above purposes - but you must not stay away from your local council area (or for Highland or Argyll and Bute, the Level 3 or Level 4 part of those areas that you live in) overnight 

Travel and quarantine

 

Travel within Scotland

You can travel anywhere in Scotland to meet others outside - but you must not stay away from your local council area (or for Highland or Argyll and Bute, the Level 3 or Level 4 part of those areas that you live in) overnight 

Find out the rules on what you can and cannot do.

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.

COVID-19 vaccine 

 

Testing and self-isolating

 

You should self-isolate immediately if:

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

See also: guidance if you have been asked to self-isolate

Schools, universities, education and childcare

 

Businesses, workplaces and self-employed people

 

Workplace safety

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

 

See guidance for:

Work

 

You should only travel to go to work if you cannot do your job from home.

Read guidance on working from home during coronavirus.

Check your coronavirus risk at work.

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

 

Shielding

Find out what support is available if you have been shielding during coronavirus

Advice for people with specific medical conditions.

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

 

Places of worship

 

Animal and pet owners

 

Scottish Government strategy and evidence