Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified in December 2019. The first case in Scotland was confirmed in March 2020.

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

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

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

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

Business support
A helpline providing businesses across Scotland with advice and guidance on COVID-19 is now live.

The business helpline number is 0300 303 0660 and will be open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm. The helpline will also help the Scottish Government identify the current challenges facing businesses.

Travel advice
Travel advice and country specific information can be found at: FitForTravel.

Information for professionals and organisations
The latest information and advice for professionals and organisations is on the Health Protection Scotland website.