Where we are now
Scotland follows a COVID-19 levels system. There are 5 levels (0-4) and each has a different set of rules.
Find out the level and rules for an area using the postcode checker.
Get information on the latest COVID-19 situation
Coronavirus (COVID-19): framework for decision making – Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis was published on 21 May 2020.
Beyond Level 0
We have set out the vaccine milestones we hope to reach over the summer, and the plan to take us out of COVID-19 restrictions. See our proposed timetable for these changes.
Our Strategic Framework update sets out what a move beyond Level 0 may look like. We will ensure that our information is clear and accessible as we enter a period where people need to make personal judgements, rather than rules set by government.
This means everyone playing their part by:
- maintaining good hand hygiene
- practising respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette
- wearing face coverings
- ensuring there is good ventilation – open windows when indoors
- continuing to engage with Test and Protect and self-isolate when symptomatic or have tested positive
A move beyond Level 0 will be conditional on all adults over 40 protected with two doses of the vaccination and a review of the epidemic being carried out ahead of the date for that move.
We have published information about the protection levels which is relevant for facilities:
Other guidance that should be consulted includes:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): calculating physical distancing capacity in public settings guidance which provides information on calculating the capacity for facilities.
- HPS: COVID-19 Non Healthcare Settings guidance which provides general information on the background to COVID-19, symptoms, general principles of infection prevention and control and health protection measures and what to do if someone becomes unwell on site
- NHS Inform which has a wide range of useful public facing information including information on symptoms and what to do
- Test and protect website from Scottish Government that contains information on how to get tested and what you need to do
- Returning to work safely which has details of current sectoral guidance and further sources of advice for organisations and workers
- Healthy Working Lives website which provides examples of risk assessment templates and other practical tools for organisations and workers
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE) COVID-19 guidance as this will be referred to by HSE inspectors to assess compliance
- Tourism and Hospitality Sector Guidance which will be relevant for any soft play operators providing hospitality services on their premises