Coronavirus (COVID-19) health advice and guidance

The most up to date and accurate health guidance is available on the NHS Inform website and Health Protection Scotland website.

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus and practice good respiratory and hand hygiene:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If handwashing facilities are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.