THE World Health Organisation (WHO) said Covid-19 no longer qualified as a global emergency earlier in May.

But many may be wondering what the situation in Scotland is right now.

Are cases still going around? Is Covid still an ongoing concern? What rules or restrictions still apply? Can I have my say on how the Scottish Government handled the pandemic?

All these questions will be answered for you here.

Covid-19 in Scotland today

Public Health Scotland is still conducting regular surveillance of Covid-19.

There were 71 reported Covid-19 cases in the week ending May 21 as a seven day average. The weekly total for acute hospital admissions was 115, with 6 ICU admissions.

The snapshot at 8am on May 21 was that 132 hospital beds were occupied by those with Covid-19 across Scotland. To note, this measure includes patients who first tested positive in hospital or in the 14 days before admission.

New variants are still being discovered, with the Arcturus Covid variant confirmed in Scotland in April, with five cases initially reported across the country.

However, health chiefs said they had no reason to believe it was more severe than past iterations of the virus.

Are there any rules or restrictions left?

There are no Covid rules or restrictions in Scotland.

There are things you can do to stay well and protect others, however.

The Scottish Government recommends that you stay at home if you have symptoms, wear a face covering, wash your hands regularly, and meet in well-ventilated spaces.

Let your voice be heard

Members of the public have been invited to share the lessons they believe should be learned from the Scottish Government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Let’s Be Heard: Sharing Scotland’s Covid Experience has been launched as the main channel for people to share their experiences and any lessons they believe should be learned from the response to the pandemic in Scotland.

The inquiry is investigating the Scottish Government’s response to the pandemic between January 1 2020 and December 31 2022 and will establish facts, lessons to be learned and make recommendations to Scottish ministers to ensure the country is better prepared in future.

A website has been launched at and printed submissions will be available in GP practices, care homes, pharmacies and libraries.