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Latest Updates:

4 April 2022

Updated: Coronavirus (COVID-19) safer businesses and workplaces guidance

Guidance has been updated for businesses and workplaces on reducing the risk of COVID-19 and supporting staff and customers.

1 April 2022

Coronavirus (COVID-19): hospital visiting guidance

Enabling family support for people in hospital in Scotland.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): social care worker death in service payment

Information on the social care worker death in service benefit, including who can apply and how to apply.

Updated: face coverings and masks

Updated rules and guidance on wearing face coverings and masks, including exemptions.

Updated: Coronavirus (COVID-19): safe use of places of worship

Updated guidance to help places of worship operate safely during coronavirus.

Updated: Coronavirus (COVID-19): cultural performances and events guidance

Updated guidance for the cultural performances and events sector.

31 March 2022

Updated advice for people on the Highest Risk List

Updated advice to help people on the Highest Risk List make informed decisions and access support services.

23 March 2022

Updated: Coronavirus (COVID-19): funding for businesses affected by Omicron control measures

Updated information on funding for businesses affected by measures to control the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus – including the hospitality sector, hairdressers and taxi drivers.

21 March 2022

Updated: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test and Protect

Updated information and support for people who are asked to self-isolate because of COVID-19, including the Self-Isolation Support Grant (£500).

18 March 2022

Updated: Coronavirus (COVID-19): international travel and quarantine

Updated guidance on planning foreign travel and information on testing for people entering Scotland.

15 March 2022

Update on COVID regulations

14 March 2022

Coronavirus (COVID-19): universities, colleges and community learning and development providers

Guiding principles to manage COVID-19 and to remain vigilant in colleges, community learning and development (CLD) settings and universities.

Updated:  Coronavirus (COVID-19): ventilation guidance

Getting fresh air into indoor spaces to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

11 March 2022

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business Ventilation Fund

Funding for businesses affected by measures to control the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus – including the hospitality sector, hairdressers and taxi drivers.

22 Feb 2022

Launch of a new £80 million Covid Economic Recovery Fund targeting support for businesses and communities

This fund will help Scotland as it moves to a new phase in the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Scottish Government ‘Take it From Them’ toolkit has been updated

The campaign highlights the reasons why people should consider getting the vaccine.

10 Feb 2022

COVID-19 school rules to be eased

Face coverings in classrooms to be removed.

28 Jan 2022

Coronavirus (COVID-19): organised activities for children

Guidance for the safe running of organised activities for children and young people.

24 Jan 2022

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for care at home, housing support and supported housing

Guidance for local authorities, Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) and registered providers, who deliver care and support to people in their own homes or provide supported accommodation including sheltered housing, extra care housing and supported living during the pandemic.

All Guidance

Coronavirus in Scotland – (

Find Scottish Government advice and support for businesses and employers, test and protect and looking after yourself and others below, additional information at

Business Support

Coronavirus support for Businesses in Scotland – Find Business Support

Getting tested in Scotland

Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested in Scotland – (





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