Visitors who are not fully vaccinated or travelling from a red-list country need to self-isolate for a 10 day quarantine. (This requirement will be removed at 4am on 11 February.)
The rules on self-isolation in Scotland are now based on someone being fully vaccinated with three doses of an approved vaccine. If you have had three doses, please see the rules on self-isolation in Scotland.
If you are identified as a close contact of someone with Covid-19:
- You will need to self-isolate for 10 days and book a PCR test.
- You should complete your isolation, even if your PCR result is negative.
- Under 5s do not need to self-isolate or take daily LFD tests, but it is recommended they are tested.
- Those aged 5 to 17 can take daily LFD tests instead of self-isolating. This should be done for 7 days in a row, or until the end of the 10 days (whichever comes soonest).
If you do need to self-isolate as a close contact or you test positive on your day 2 or 8 tests, you will need to remain in your accommodation for 10 days.
- If you see a call or text from the national number 0800 030 8012, please don't ignore it. Pick up the phone and help stop the infection spreading.
- The contact tracer service operates between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week.
- Contact tracers can arrange an interpreter if you don't speak or understand English.
- Please discuss this with your accommodation provider if you need to stay longer than originally intended, or find an alternative place to stay. If you change accommodation, you will need to fill out a new passenger locator form.
- If you are not able to find anywhere to self-isolate, you can speak to the NHS Test and Protect team on 0800 030 8012. You can also speak to the National Assistance Helpline on 0800 111 4000.
Read all about self-isolation in Scotland.