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Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding advice and support

Details of shielding advice to help people make informed decisions and access support services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding advice and support
Travel advice

Travel advice

There is now no limit on how far you can choose to travel. This includes international travel. Transport Scotland have published more detailed travel guidance.

You can travel in a car, either driving yourself or someone in your household with can drive you. For now, do not go in a car with people you do not live with – apart from a taxi.

You can choose to use public transport. To stay safe, try to:

  • avoid travelling at peak times when it will be busy
  • book tickets in advance if you can
  • put on your face covering before getting on public transport
  • avoid touching any handle rails or wiping them before use
  • open the windows near you
  • wash your hands as soon as you can once you get to your destination

Going on holiday

You can choose to stay in any type of holiday accommodation and travel to second homes. You can stay with people from another household. Try to maintain physical distancing from anyone you do not live with at home.

We have produced guidance for the hospitality industry which includes hygiene precautions. This includes regular disinfection of objects and surfaces that are touched regularly. You may wish to check what hygiene measures are in place with the provider beforehand.

First published: 10 Sep 2020 Last updated: 22 Sep 2020 -