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.
- This Scottish Apprenticeship Week, find out how SQA approached the recruitment of Modern Apprentices over the past year.
- Following the First Minister's announcement on 16 February 2021, the National Qualifications Group has shared revised arrangements for the Alternative Certification Model and the timeline for delivering National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher results in session 2020-21. Further information about the Appeals service for 2021 will be available following consultation.
- Latest update from the National Qualifications 2021 Group, following the statement given by the First Minister on Monday 4 January.
- SQA and Colleges Scotland thank all staff for their continuing help and support in dealing with the challenges which continue to face us all in session 2020-21.
- Update from the National Qualifications 2021 Group: Support and guidance for Higher and Advanced Higher in session 202021Subject-specific guidance for teachers and lecturers will be published by SQA for all subjects, on a rolling basis, throughout January 2021.
- The Deputy First Minister has announced that the 2021 National Qualifications examination diet has been cancelled.
See more information regarding SQA Exams, here.
Last Updated: 19th June 2020
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