Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay safe, protect others, save lives.

The Scottish Government has a dedicated web page that is updated daily with the most up to date information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland.

Coronavirus symptoms and health advice
Common symptoms of coronavirus include:

  • high temperature or fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste

Public health advice can be found at: Coronavirus (COVID-19) on NHS Inform.

You should:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • only go outside for limited purposes
  • stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people
  • wash your hands regularly and as soon as you get home
  • wear a face covering on public transport and enclosed public spaces
  • self-isolate if you have symptoms and book a test

Scotland moved to Phase 2 of the route map for moving out of lockdown on 19 June 2020.

A free helpline has been set up for people who do not have symptoms but are looking for general advice: 0800 028 2816.

Business support
Visit for the most up to date information about financial assistance for businesses and self-employed people.

Travel advice

Overseas visitors to Scotland, regardless of their residency status, are exempt from NHS charges for both the diagnosis and treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19).