Overview and latest guidance

The guidance publications on these pages are intended to provide public health information for health and social care and other settings in Scotland.

Information for the public on COVID-19 (external website) is available on NHS Inform.

If you are considering or intending to travel you can find country-specific guidance on fitfortravel (external website)

Health professionals advising travellers can find guidance on ​TRAVAX (external website), our subscription travel health website. 

Recent updates

All Public Health Scotland (PHS) guidance documents are live documents which will be updated as the situation develops. HPTs are encouraged to use these links rather than saving versions offline to ensure using the most recent version.

The PHS guidance for health protection teams (HPT) has been recently updated into HTML format. Feedback on this update can be submitted via the form provided in the document.

The PHS guidance for prisons and workplace and community settings have recently been updated and published.

Note all PHS guidance documents are live documents which will be updated as the situation develops. HPTs are encouraged to use these links rather than saving versions offline to ensure using the most recent version.

Recently updated guidance

Last updated: 01 July 2022