Today’s viral respiratory diseases report highlights increasing circulation of flu and COVID-19 in Scotland this winter.

Maintaining proper hand and respiratory hygiene can help protect against numerous common viruses. If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection and feel unwell, or have a fever, you should stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

It’s not too late to get vaccinated. If you’re eligible for the winter vaccines, please use the opportunity to increase your protection by taking up the offer. To find out where the drop-ins are, or to book an appointment, visit

View the latest viral respiratory diseases report.

For more top tips on staying well this winter, please read our blog by Dr Jim McMenamin, Head of Health Protection (Infection Services): Top tips for keeping well this winter - Our blog - Public Health Scotland

Last updated: 14 December 2023