Guidance and evidence

Sources of up to date and trustworthy evidence and guidance relevant to the treatment and management of Coronavirus (COVID-19) for health and care staff.

Updated 16 July 2020

Guidance for health and social care professionals

Scottish Government

Guidance for specific populations and staff groups

Healthcare staff

Social services and care staff

How to find evidence and research

Need to quickly find good quality evidence related to COVID-19?

NHSScotland Libraries' COVID-19 Knowledge Service will provide literature searches on a range of topics from trustworthy sources, conducted by expert searchers. Submit a request using the online form or email us:

Use the Knowledge Network Library Search (for health and social care staff in Scotland) to find research and evidence. 

Register for a NHSScotland OpenAthens username to access all NES subscriptions for free. 

This short instructional video shows you how to get started - see our Help pages for more guidance.