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- 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
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
The rules you have to follow depend on where you live.
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
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
- 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
Places of worship
Animal and pet owners
Scottish Government strategy and evidence
- First Minister's updates and statements
- timetable for easing lockdown restrictions - you can view earlier versions of the timetable in the gov.scot archive
- 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