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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The Scottish Funding Council does not have a remit to provide medical or travel advice. However, this web page provides links to websites where colleges and universities can find advice on what the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is; who is at risk; what you can do to prevent infection; advice on travel; education specific information; and more general information on the Scottish Government’s response.

Latest Information and Advice

If you would like to keep up to date on the latest information and advice, including the number of
COVID-19 tests carried out in Scotland and the UK see:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have collated these into this FAQ document [PDF] which will be updated on a regular basis as new questions arise. We have also developed a dedicated FAQ for student support [PDF].

Should you have a question that does not appear here, please email

Specific education information

National Response

The UK Government has launched a four-nations Action Plan to outline the national strategy for responding to coronavirus and to set out the range of work already underway.

The Scottish Government has also published supplementary information outlining some of the specific response arrangements in Scotland.

Up to date information on the situation in Scotland, including numbers of test results, is being published daily by The Scottish Government.

Travel Guidance

If you are looking for travel guidance, see:

Preventative Measures

If you would like to know more about basic protective measures against COVID-19, see:

Accessing Healthcare

For more information on accessing healthcare and assistance:

General Information

If you do not have symptoms and are looking for general information, a free helpline has been set up on 0800 028 2816.

For further information about what COVID-19 is, the symptoms, and how the virus spreads, see: