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Coronavirus restrictions in Scotland

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Scotland is currently in Phase 3 of the routemap out of lockdown. ‘Phase 3’ sets in motion an easing of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions that Scotland has been subject to since March; however the Coronavirus infection rate is now rising again in Scotland.

The Scottish Government’s message is ‘Stay safe, protect others, save lives’.

Scotland moved to Phase 3 of the route map for coming out of lockdown on the 10 July 2020.

You should:

  • wear a face covering (unless medically exempt, or you cannot wear a face covering due to a disability)
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay 2m away from other people
  • self-isolate and book a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms

See what you can and cannot do to help suppress the virus.

You can find Easy Read information about the changes to the restrictions in SCLD’s Google Drive Coronavirus resource bank here.

NHS Scotland’s ‘Test & Protect’ campaign 

‘Test & Protect’ aims to inform people about how the testing process works, and to support them to get tested as soon as they develop symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The aim of the ‘Test & Protect’ approach is to control the spread of Coronavirus within our communities.

You can find out more here.

NHS Scotland have a range of videos explaining the ‘Test & Protect’ campaign that you can watch on YouTube:

‘Protect Scotland’ app

The Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect is a free, mobile phone app designed to help us protect each other and reduce the spread of coronavirus.

The app will alert you if you have been in close contact with another app user who tests positive for coronavirus. And if you test positive, it can help in determining contacts that you may have otherwise missed while keeping your information private and anonymous.

Download the Protect Scotland contact tracing app.