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Covid-19 Symptoms: New Guidance

From 1 May 2022, anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or any symptoms of other respiratory infections will be advised just to stay at home if ill, most people no longer need to take a coronavirus test.

Previous guidance on self-isolation has now been withdrawn.  The nhsinform.scot website has been updated as follows:

From 1 May, most people no longer need to take a coronavirus test and should follow guidance on staying at home if unwell.

Stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you:

  • have symptoms of a respiratory infection such as coronavirus
  • have a high temperature
  • do not feel well enough to go to work or carry out normal activities

Do this until you no longer have a high temperature (if you had one) or until you feel better.

Work from home if you can. If you can’t work from home, talk to your employer about your options.

Avoid close contact with anyone who is at higher risk, especially individuals with a weakened immune system.

If you’ve been asked to attend a medical or dental appointment in person, tell them about your symptoms.

You may wish to ask friends, family or neighbours to get food and other essentials for you.

You should tell people you have recently been in contact with that you’re feeling unwell. This means they can be aware of signs or symptoms.

Please see Coronavirus (COVID-19) | NHS inform for full details.

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