Latest Update 1/5/2023
There are no COVID-19 rules or restrictions in Scotland. At this stage of the pandemic we are now living with COVID-19 as a respiratory infection.
There are things you can do to stay well and protect others:
- stay at home if you have symptoms
- if you have symptoms and do need to go out, wear a well-fitting face covering
- get the vaccine if offered to give you the best possible protection
- wash your hands regularly
- meet in well-ventilated spaces
- support Distance Aware, for anyone who prefers others to take extra care around them
What to do if you have symptoms: If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19, try to stay at home and avoid contact with others. If you do have to go out, wear a well-fitting face covering.
Get advice about COVID-19 symptoms and staying at home (previously self-isolating) from the NHS.
Most people can no longer get free covid tests. You can still access tests if you have a health condition which means you’re eligible for coronavirus treatments.
COVID-19 data is on Public Health Scotland's COVID-19 dashboard.
Get information about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters and how to get proof of vaccination from the NHS.
People at higher risk The Highest Risk List – previously known as the Shielding List - has ended. However, there are still people whose weakened immune system means they are at higher risk from infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
Face coverings: If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19, try to stay at home and avoid contact with others – if you do need to go out, wear a well-fitting face covering.
You may also wish to consider wearing, and you may be asked to wear a face covering in other settings.
Please be respectful of other people’s choices, whether they choose to wear a face covering or not.
It is recommended that face coverings are made of cloth or other textiles and should be two, preferably three, layers thick in line with Worldwide Health Organisation’s recommendations.