Test and Protect

Test and Protect is Scotland’s way of putting into practice the 'test, trace, isolate, support' strategy, to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the community.

As part of this, you will be asked to self-isolate at home for 7 days if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or you have tested positive for it. If you live with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, you will be asked to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

Find out more information about Test and Protect on the NHS Inform website

How to get tested

Anyone in Scotland aged 5 or over, who is showing symptoms, can be tested. 

Details on how to access testing can be found on the NHS Inform website

How to access support

If you develop symptoms, you should self-isolate at home straight away along with other members of your household.

Guidance for self-isolating is available on the NHS Inform website

If you require help or support during this time with food, essential supplies, medications or other services, and you do not have access to other sources of support, please contact our Caring for People Helpline using our online form, or by calling 01546 605524 (available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)