Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 1: Scotland’s route map update

Updated Route Map table to reflect the move to Phase 1 in Scotland's route map through and out of the crisis.

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Phase 4

Epidemic Status

Virus remains suppressed to very low levels and is no longer considered a significant threat to public health.


Virus is no longer considered a significant threat to public health.

Protections advised in each phase

Physical distancing requirements to be updated on scientific advice

Frequent handwashing and hygiene measures for all

Cough etiquette is maintained.

Face coverings may be advised in enclosed public spaces, including public transport

As with previous phase but with the following changes:

Seeing family and friends

Further relaxation on restrictions on gatherings

Continued importance of hygiene and public health emphasised

Getting around

Public transport operating full service.

Physical distancing may remain in place.

Schools, childcare and other educational settings

Schools and childcare provision, operating with any necessary precautions

College and university campuses open - including key student services with any necessary precautions

Working or running a business

Remote and flexible working remains encouraged

All workplaces open with improved hygiene and in line with public health advice

Shopping, eating and drinking out

All open with improved public health advice

Shop local still encouraged

Sport, culture and leisure activities

Further relaxation of restrictions on live events in line with public health advice

Community and public services

Public services operating fully, in line with public health advice, with modifications and changes to service design, including increasing use of digital services where appropriate

Gatherings and occasions

Mass gatherings resume in line with public health advice

All ceremonies can take place, with improved hygiene and other precautions

Health and Social Care

Full range of health and social care services provided and greater use of technology to provide improved services to citizens

Notes: Above examples are illustrations, and are not intended to be comprehensive. Each phase description should be viewed as a general description rather than precise definitions of permitted activities.

All decisions on phasing will be kept under review as the research evidence base on the impact of the virus and the effectiveness of different interventions builds.



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