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 book a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms (new continuous cough, fever or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste)
  • download the Protect Scotland contact tracing app

Mainland Scotland and some islands are in lockdown with guidance to stay at home, except for essential purposes. These restrictions will remain in place until at least the beginning of MarchSome islands will remain at Level 3.  

Information and support

Local measures and restrictions (protection levels)


COVID-19 vaccine


Getting tested for COVID-19 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).

Travel and quarantine


You must not travel into or out of Level 3 and 4 local authority areas except for essential reasons, view maps of local authority area boundaries.

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

Funding for local authorities to support businesses affected by COVID-19 will be announced shortly. This includes support for newly self-employed people who are not able to access other forms of financial support. These funds are not yet open for applications so please do not contact your local authority.

Sector specific guidance and support

Animal owners


Work and financial support


Offer help


Scottish Government strategy and evidence


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.