COVID-19 Information

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

Worldwide

Cases: 8,908,555 (+156,922)

Deaths: 466,266 (+4,428)

UK

Cases: 303,110 (+1,295)

Deaths: 42,589 (+128)

Scotland

Cases: 18,130 (+26)

Deaths: 2,472 (+2)

Last Updated: 00:00 21/06/2020 (shows change with yesterday)

Sources: Worldometers, Scottish Government and UK Government

Note: Cases only represents confirmed COVID-19 cases, the true number of total cases is higher.

Important Links

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.

UCAS Updates

You can find the latest UCAS updates here.

SQA Updates

See more information regarding SQA Exams, here.

Last Updated: 19th June 2020

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