All of Scotland is at Protection Level 0. People who are at highest risk (shielding) from coronavirus (COVID-19) are being asked to follow the same guidance as the rest of the population.
Full up-to-date guidance is available at mygov.scot: support if you're at highest risk (on the shielding list).
Survey for people at highest risk
The Scottish Government is running a survey to inform and develop services for people at highest risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) across Scotland.
The shielding check-in survey should only take 10-15 minutes to complete.
Residential nursing or care homes
If you are living in a residential nursing or care home, please follow their guidance. This may be different to the advice for the wider population.
Test and protect
The free Protect Scotland App is here to help keep Scotland safe from coronavirus. The app is the next step in stopping the spread of coronavirus and complements existing contact tracing measures, helping us to determine contacts that we may have otherwise missed, and allows us to alert people at risk far more quickly so they can steps to reduce the risk of infecting others.
The free Protect Scotland App from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect is now available to download on protect.scot and via the App Store and Google Play.
Free text messaging service
Many people on the highest risk list have joined the free text messaging service from the Scottish Government.
If you would like to join, please send a text from your mobile phone with your Community Health Index (CHI) number to 07860 064525. Your CHI number is the ten-digit number shown at the top of the letter you received from us. You do not need to text any other information.
Caring, kind, connected - advice and support
Your health and wellbeing is so important to us; please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need support and we will do everything we can to help.
Please visit our wellbeing pages for some great tips and advice for keeping safe and healthy and our help and support pages for advice and who to contact.
Alternatively, please call us on 01563 554400, Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4pm.
Frequently asked questions