Overview and latest guidance

The guidance publications on these pages are intended to provide public health information for health and social care and other settings in Scotland.

Information for the public on COVID-19 (external website) is available on NHS Inform.

If you are considering or intending to travel you can find country-specific guidance on fitfortravel (external website)

Health professionals advising travellers can find guidance on ​TRAVAX (external website), our subscription travel health website. 

All our guidance documents are live documents which will be updated as the situation develops – HPTs are encouraged to use these links rather than saving versions offline to ensure using the most recent version.

Recent updates

Settings registered with the Care Inspectorate as older adult care homes should now refer to our information and guidance for social, community and residential care settings (SCRC).

The former COVID-19 information and guidance for care home settings (older adults) has been withdrawn.

The scope of the SCRC guidance has also been expanded to include services that support those experiencing homelessness.

Recently updated guidance

Last updated: 11 July 2022