Latest coronavirus information

Aberdeen City Council aims to revise its COVID-19 web pages as quickly as possible in response to government reviews and updates.

Timetable for easing lockdown restrictions

On the 16 March 2021, the Scottish Government announced a timeline of how and when they plan to lift the current restrictions and reopen the economy. 

View the timeline for easing restrictions  


People across Scotland can now make non-essential journeys in their local authority area. The  requirement to Stay Local has replaced the Stay at Home rule. Restrictions on non-essential travel across local authority boundaries remain in place.

Hairdressers, garden centres, car showrooms and forecourts, homeware stores and non-essential click and collect services can now open, subject to enhanced safety measures including physical distancing, face coverings and pre-booking where appropriate. 

Secondary school pupils will return full time after the Easter holiday period.  

From the Friday 16 April:

  • Travel within Scotland for outdoor socialising, recreation and exercise will be allowed.
  • People must continue to Stay Local for other purposes such as non-essential shopping, and public transport capacity will continue to be limited.
  • Outdoor meetings in groups of up to six adults from up to six households will also be allowed, with under-12s not counting towards this limit. Socialising in homes is still not permitted.

View latest guidance.

Frequently asked questions

We have answered frequently asked questions relating to the current restrictions. 

View the frequently asked questions.

Contact us 

If you want advice and information on the current restrictions or the timeline for the re-opening of the economy, please contact us using our online form;

Aberdeen City Council aims to revise its COVID-19 web pages as quickly as possible in response to government reviews and updates.

FACTS Advice 

F - Face coverings in enclosed spaces. Shops, public transport or anywhere else inside that physical distancing might be more difficult.  
A - Avoid all crowded places. Indoors and outdoors.   
C - Clean your hands and hard surfaces regularly.  
T - Two metre distancing remains the overall advice.   
S - Self isolate and book a test if you have any of the symptoms of COVID.

F.A.C.T.S Advice

The Protect Scotland app 

The Scottish Government is urging all smartphone users across Scotland to download NHS Scotland’s PROTECT SCOTLAND contact tracing app to help suppress the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It lets people know if they have been in close contact with someone who later tests positive. It can be downloaded for free onto a smart phone from Apple's App Store or Google Play.  

Protect Scotland App Information

Coronavirus Tests 

Testing for coronavirus is available to anyone who is showing symptoms – a high temperature, new, continuous cough or loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste.

Visit the Scottish Government website to book a test


Coronavirus vaccinations are now under way in Aberdeen and across Scotland. 

Visit our NHS Grampian Covid-19 Vaccinations page for more information

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