Scotland uses a level system and is in Level 0. Find out what you can do at Level 0.
What we need to do to keep safe
- get the vaccine when you are offered it
- wear a face covering, clean hands and surfaces regularly
- avoid crowded places and stay 1m away from other people
- meet outside if you can, and open windows when indoors
- if you have symptoms get a test and stay at home
- take regular tests if you don’t have symptoms to reduce the risk of spreading the virus
- use the Protect Scotland and Check-in Scotland apps
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
Scotland follows a levels system. Find out the rules on what you can do.
Travel and quarantine
For travel information see:
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
Guidance for universities, colleges and community learning and development providers (for academic year 2021 to 2022)
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
- Strategic Framework update (June 2021 - sets out how and why our COVID-19 response strategy will change in light of new conditions and what a move beyond Level 0 will look like
- Strategic Framework update (February 2021)
- archive versions of the timetable for easing lockdown restrictions
- protective measures: indicators and data
- 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
- Scotland's Strategic Framework October 2020 sets out our strategic approach to suppress the virus to the lowest possible level while we strive to return to a more normal life.
- 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