Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an illness caused by a new strain of Coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the disease a pandemic in March 2020.
Due to the continually evolving nature of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) we recommend regularly checking the Scottish Government and NHS Inform websites for up to date information.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
a fever or high temperature (37.8 Celsius or higher) and/or
a new continuous cough
loss/change in your normal sense of smell or taste
A continuous cough is described by NHS Inform as:
a new cough that’s lasted for an hour
3 or more episodes of coughing in 24 hours
coughing more than usual
If you are concerned that you may have these symptoms you should visit the NHS Inform website or call NHS 24 (111) for further advice. Anyone developing any of these symptoms should immediately stay at home to self isolate.
To prevent further spread of infection the Scottish Government has produced simple advice to protect yourself and others.
stay at home
only go outside for essential food, health and work reasons
stay 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people
wash your hands regularly
wash your hands as soon as you get home
The Scottish Government has also recommended that the public use a cloth covering over their nose and mouth in enclosed buildings and public transport where it is difficult to adhere to social distancing measures. This advice became mandatory from 10/07/2020/
The World Health Organisation have produced a short video to help explain why measures such as frequent hand washing helps to contain the spread of Coronavirus (includes closed captioning).
The UK Government’s measures on social distancingpublished on 20 Marchinclude museums and galleries among the entertainment and hospitality premises instructed to close temporarily to delay the spread of coronavirus.
As we enter part three of the COVID-19 Scotland's Route Map, Museums and Galleries can reopen to the public from 15/07/2020.
We're gathering details on the impact of Covid-19 on Scotland’s museums & galleries to share with the Scottish Government.
Please email email@example.com or call 0131 550 4100 with details of issues you're currently or anticipate facing. Thank you to all who have been in touch already and do keep us updated on your circumstances.