There are 5 COVID-19 protection levels (0-4). The rules you have to follow depend on the level for your area.

  • most of mainland Scotland (and islands not at Level 1) are at Level 2
  • Orkney, Shetland, Na h-Eileanan Siar, all islands in Highland (except Skye) and the Argyll and Bute islands of Coll, Colonsay, Erraid, Gometra, Iona, Islay, Jura, Mull, Oronsay, Tiree and Ulva are at Level 1
  • Moray and Glasgow City local council areas will stay at Level 3 for a further period due to the number of COVID-19 cases - financial support will be made available to businesses in these areas.
Check the level for your local area using the postcode tool.


Email: Covid19OutbreakManagement@gov.scot

First published: 11 May 2021 Last updated: 17 May 2021 -