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.
- Following the decision by Ministers that exams should go ahead in 2022 if it is safe to do so, SQA is continuing to monitor public health advice to prepare for a range of scenarios.
- The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has today published its paper on senior phase assessment in Scotland.
- SQA has today set out the key detail on plans for assessment of National Qualifications in 2021-22. This follows confirmation from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills that exams will be held for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses.
- Together with Who Cares? Scotland and MCR Pathways, we have created a video message celebrating the achievements of candidates.
- SQA announces the results for National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers, and other courses, certificates, and awards, for 2021.
- Tireless commitment and professionalism of Scotland's educators has delivered for this year's candidatesFiona Robertson, SQA Chief Executive, and Scotland's Chief Examining Officer thanks teachers, lecturers, and support staff across Scotland for their dedication ahead of Results Day
See more information regarding SQA Exams, here.
Last Updated: 19th June 2020
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