Covid/Long Covid

Covid 19

Rules and restrictions

There are currently no COVID-19 rules or restrictions in Scotland. At this stage of the pandemic we are now living with COVID-19 as a respiratory infection (updated June 2023).

There are things you can do to stay well and protect others:

  • stay at home if you have symptoms
  • if you have symptoms and do need to go out, wear a well-fitting face covering
  • get the vaccine if offered to ensure you are fully protected
  • wash your hands regularly
  • meet in well-ventilated spaces
  • support Distance Aware, for anyone who prefers others to take extra care around them

For the latest information on Covid 19 – check the Scottish Government Website: 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland – (

Signs and symptoms of long COVID

There are many different signs and symptoms of long COVID. Symptoms may change over time. The most common symptoms include:

Other general symptoms can include fatigue, fever and pain.

Some people with long COVID may have symptoms of postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS)  which may need further investigation. PoTS is an abnormal increase in heart rate that happens after standing up. Symptoms include lightheadedness, palpitations and fatigue.

Managing your symptoms

Non-urgent advice:

Contact your GP practice if:

  • you’re worried about your symptoms
  • your symptoms are getting worse

The team within your GP practice can provide advice.

Further information about assessing your symptoms

Support available

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’s Advice Line nurses provide confidential advice, support and information to help people living with long COVID, or their family members.

To contact the Advice Line nurses:

The information on this page is for people aged 18 and over. Contact your GP or paediatric team directly if you’re worried about possible long COVID symptoms in a child or young person under 18.

Source: Signs and symptoms of long COVID | Long-term effects of COVID-19 (