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Scotland: COVID-19 advice for musicians

You can see our other pages on COVID-19 advice for musicians in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.


All COVID-19 rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but Scotland's Government recommends the following:

• get your vaccine when offered to ensure you are fully protected
• stay at home if you’re unwell with symptoms or have a fever
• open windows when socialising indoors
• wear a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
• wash your hands to protect yourself

Please refer to the following guidance produced by Scotland's Government as follows:

Coronavirus in Scotland

Coronavirus (COVID-19): staying safe and protecting others

Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer workplaces and public settings

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on reducing the risks in schools

Self-isolation rules: Please refer to the NHS inform website for their guide.
From 1 May 2022
public health advice will change to a ‘stay at home’ message replacing self-isolation for people who have symptoms or have tested positive for Covid-19.

Please note that the ISM have produced a guide entitled living with COVID-19 which you may find useful too.

Last updated: 17 May 2022

Schools and colleges

The Scottish Government has replaced its previous guidance for reducing risks in schools with updated guidance to take effect from 1 May 2022 until the end of the 2021/2022 school session.

Last updated: 17 May 2022

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