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COVID protection levels

From Tuesday 5 January, mainland Scotland will move from Level 4 to a temporary Lockdown, with new guidance to stay at home except for essential purposes. 

Everyone should remember the FACTS guidance:

F - Face coverings. These should be used in shops and on public transport (buses, trains and taxis)
A - Avoid crowded places.
C - Clean your hands frequently, using water & soap whenever possible.
T - Two metres - observe physical distancing.
S - Self-isolate and book a test if you are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.

Looking after yourself

These are worrying and uncertain times. The coronavirus outbreak has changed the festive period for many people in Scotland and has had a real impact on how many of us are feeling.

Whether you have been directly affected by the virus, or are struggling to cope with the restrictions, it is important to look after both your physical and mental health. Visit for practical advice on how to look after your mental wellbeing, and sources of support if you need to talk to someone.