Coronavirus (COVID-19)

British Sign Language videos explaining steps you can take to help avoid infection from coronavirus (COVID-19), overall wellbeing and self-isolation advice as well as the latest information on immunisation and screening services in Scotland.

General advice and information


Information on coronavirus, its symptoms and avoiding infection

Answers to common questions you may have during the coronavirus outbreak

What you need to know about the coronavirus text message service

How to contact our coronavirus general information helpline

Contacting the National Assistance Helpline

Shopping and collecting prescriptions

Guidance about returning unused prescriptions during the coronavirus outbreak

Anticipatory care planning explained

Guidance on palliative care at home

What you need to know about arranging or attending a funeral

Coronavirus and your pet

Symptoms and wellbeing

Advice and guidance on what to do if you think you have coronavirus symptoms

Information on self-care if you think you're showing coronavirus symptoms

Coronavirus advice and guidance if you're pregnant or have a newborn baby

Wellbeing advice if you have to stay at home

General advice on handwashing and cleanliness to help avoid coronavirus infection

Common questions about personal protective equipment (PPE)

Advice on physical activity and exercise while social distancing

Advice and guidance if you're waiting for a solid organ transplant

Guidance if you need dental care during the coronavirus outbreak

Testing for coronavirus

Information and guidance on who can be tested for coronavirus

Common questions you may have about coronavirus testing and results

Overseas visitors

Contact tracing

Information on contact tracing and how it can help contain coronavirus

Don't be caught out by contact tracing scams

Physical distancing and shielding

Advice on keeping a distance from people during the coronavirus outbreak

Guidance and advice on physical distancing when you leave home

Guidance on face coverings away from home

Guidance and advice on shielding vulnerable people from coronavirus

What you should know if your child needs to shield

Some do's and don'ts if you're shielding

Travelling to work if you can't work from home

Physical distancing in restaurants, cafes and pubs

What you should know about physical distancing, sport and leisure

Information and guidance on isolation for households with a possible coronavirus infection

Additional information for households with a possible coronavirus infection

Latest guidance on isolation

Information about the shielding helpline for vulnerable people in need of support

What to do if you haven't received a letter about shielding and vulnerable groups

NHS Scotland shielding letter explained



Contact us in BSL

Our health information team can help you with any questions about coronavirus. You can speak to them using BSL through the contactSCOTLAND-BSL service.

Find out how to use the contactSCOTLAND-BSL service