Latest Scottish Government Advice
- Scotland is currently in lockdown to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
- Scotland is currently progressing to phase 2 of the government routemap for exiting lockdown.
- You should try and stay home as much as possible and only go outside for ‘limited purposes’.
- When outside, you should stay two metres away from others and wash your hands once you get home.
- You should wear a face covering on public transport and enclosed public spaces.
- You may meet two other households with a maximum of eight people outside as long as social distancing measures are observed.
- If you have the following symptoms you must stay at home:
- A high temperature OR
- A loss of your sense of smell or taste OR
- A new and continuous cough i.e. coughing a lot for more than an hour or more than three coughing episodes in a 24 hour period.
- If you have symptoms you should:
- Self-isolate at home for seven days.
- Book a COVID-19 test.
- Ensure everyone in your household self-isolate for 14 days.
- The Foreign and Commonwealth Office currently advise against all but essential travel to the whole world.
- Remember, although frustrating, the lockdown is in place to protect human life and it is everyone’s moral duty to comply with the Government’s advice, we are all in this together.
- Full Scottish Government advice can be found here.
Last Updated: 19th June 2020
Confirmed Cases and Deaths
Cases: 8,908,555 (+156,922)
Deaths: 466,266 (+4,428)
Cases: 303,110 (+1,295)
Deaths: 42,589 (+128)
Cases: 18,130 (+26)
Deaths: 2,472 (+2)
Last Updated: 00:00 21/06/2020 (shows change with yesterday)
Note: Cases only represents confirmed COVID-19 cases, the true number of total cases is higher.
- Live Cases and Death Count
- Interactive Map of Cases by John Hopkins
- World Health Organisation Live Updates
- NHS Choices on COVID-19
- UK Government Advice on COVID-19
- Scottish Government Advice on COVID-19
Exams and UCAS Information
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all SQA, GCSE and A-level exams have been cancelled. Candidates will still receive their qualification based on an alternative certification system involving teacher estimates and a moderation process.
You can find the latest UCAS updates here.
- We've published details of the changes to visiting assessment arrangements for Dance, Drama, Gàidhlig, Modern Languages, and Music assessments at Higher, and Advanced Higher level in session 202021.
- SQA responds to the letter issued by the Scottish Parliament's Education & Skills Committee of 20 August 2020.
- The Deputy First Minister has asked SQA to pause publication of outcomes of our consultations on National Courses in session 2020-21 until after publication of the Priestley Review.
- Copy of the update issued to schools, colleges and local authorities (Heads of Centre, SQA Co-ordinators, Directors of Education, Heads of Education and Quality Improvement Officers) on Monday 02 November.
- SQA can now confirm that the Deputy First Minister has directed us to provide an appeals process for centres.
- More than 130,000 young people across Scotland are about to receive the results for their National Qualifications, courses, certificates, and awards.
See more information regarding SQA Exams, here.
Last Updated: 19th June 2020
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