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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

For Patients & the Public

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Typical symptoms include fever, loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste (anosmia) or a new, continuous cough. In some cases infection can cause serious symptoms, including pneumonia or difficulty breathing, which might require admission to hospital.

Some people with COVID-19 may not have symptoms of the virus or they can be so mild or unusual that they are not recognised as COVID-19, even though they are infected and are infectious to others.

Generally, coronavirus causes more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. Those who are unvaccinated are also at risk of developing more serious symptoms and being hospitalised. 

NHS Inform

For up to date information and guidance, as well as a handy FAQ, please visit NHS Inform:

Scottish Government

For the latest updates from the Scottish Government please go to: Coronavirus in Scotland -


Public Health Scotland


National Infection Prevention and Control Manual


Maternity Services and Wards

Information on visiting for maternity units is available on the Information for pregnant women and their families page and on the Maternity Visiting Poster

For information on visiting the hospital for your ultrasound or scan appointment, visit the Information for pregnant women and their families page or view the Attendance at Maternity Outpatients and Scan Appointments Poster 

Last Updated: 26 November 2021