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Second Boosters for At-Risk Groups

Spring dose to boost protection. Second booster jabs will be offered to those aged 75 and over and those at highest risk of severe COVID-19 disease following the latest Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice. – Health Secretary Humza Yousaf We know that

Restrictions Eased for Care Home Residents

Isolation Periods Reduced & Removed Under new guidance issued to care home operators, most people admitted to adult care homes will no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks. People transferring from hospitals to care homes will no longer need to isolate if they have

Returning to School Safely

2nd Vaccine Dose & Asymptomatic Testing Families are being urged to get young people aged 12-15 their second dose of the COVID vaccine as early as possible in the New Year, while secondary pupils are being advised to take at-home COVID-19 tests before they return

Call to get Booster in Last Week of the Year

Four days left to get ‘boosted by the bells’ With just four days left to get ‘boosted by the bells’ all remaining over-18s are being urged to come along for their COVID-19 booster. Latest published figures show 73.5% of eligible adults aged 18 and above

Negative Test Added to Certification

Further flexibility for entrance to venues under the certification scheme. From today the Covid certification scheme includes provision for a negative test for Covid-19, as an alternative to proof of vaccination. Tests are available free of charge to order on the UKG website or for

Transparent Face Masks Introduced to NHS Scotland

Help for people with communication needs New transparent face masks, made in Scotland, have been approved for use in health and social care settings. The new transparent masks, which feature a clear front panel to enable lip reading, will make communication easier and help reduce

Booster Jab Roll-Out Continues

Advance booking facility for 40-49 year olds. People aged 40-49 years old will be able to use the NHS Inform online portal or national phoneline to book their COVID-19 booster appointments from tomorrow (Saturday). Appointments will be available from 30 November and the booking must

Contact Tracing Workforce Safeguarded

£33.1 Million to Retain Over 500 Posts Scotland’s contact tracing workforce will remain in place until September 2022, through a funding commitment of £33.1 million. The investment will secure almost 500 posts at local health boards around the country. This is as well as additional

Autumn/Winter Vaccination Milestone

One and half million third doses and boosters delivered. Scotland’s Autumn/Winter vaccination programme has delivered more than one and a half million third doses and boosters (1,502,266) of the COVID-19 jab. The roll-out continues to see high coverage across all eligible groups for first, second

Negative Test Becomes Part of Certification Scheme

Expanded Testing Needed to Keep Cases Down People attending venues covered by Scotland’s COVID certification scheme are to be given the option of providing a recent negative lateral flow test for the virus, as an alternative to proof of vaccination. It means that individuals who