Timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland (2020)

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The following is a timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland during 2020. There are significant differences in the legislation and the reporting between the countries of the UK: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.

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January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020

July 2020

August 2020

September 2020

October 2020

November 2020

December 2020

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Notes

  1. Also told to close are nightclubs and other drinking establishments, Cinemas, theatres and bingo halls and concert halls, Spas, wellness centres and massage parlours, Casinos and betting shops, and Indoor leisure facilities such as gyms and swimming pools.
  2. Deaths in Scotland with COVID-19 mentioned as a cause:
    • 910 in hospitals (57%)
    • 537 in care homes (33%)
    • 168 in homes and other settings (10%)

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The following is a timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland during 2021. There are significant differences in the legislation and the reporting between the countries of the UK: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.

The following is a timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in Northern Ireland during 2021. There are significant differences in the legislation and the reporting between the countries of the UK: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.

The following is a timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic in England from July 2020 to December 2020. There are significant differences in the legislation and the reporting between the countries of the UK: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.

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