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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

Scotland’s Covid Certificates Accepted by EU

Scots Must Update Status Before Travelling Abroad Scotland and the rest of the UK have been formally adopted into the European Union’s Digital Covid Certificate (EU DCC) scheme, the European Commission has confirmed. All Covid status certificates will be recognised across Europe on Monday November 1st, as

Additional Funding to Tackle COVID

£482 Million for Pandemic Costs The Scottish Government is allocating a further £482 million to NHS Boards and Integration Authorities to meet costs of the pandemic and remobilising health services. This includes funding for Test and Protect and to support the progress of the vaccination

Countries Taken Off The Red List

Vaccinated traveller policy also expanded South Africa, Mexico and Thailand are among 47 countries coming off the international travel red list from 11 October. The changes – agreed on a four nation basis – leave a smaller red list consisting of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama,

Graeme Nominates Voluntary Action Angus Head as Local Hero

Parliament Ceremony to Mark Outstanding Pandemic Response Efforts Graeme has nominated the Chief Executive of Voluntary Action Angus, Hayley Mearns, as his Local Hero – to be honoured at the Scottish Parliament’s belated Opening Ceremony. Ahead of the event planned for early October, each MSP

Don’t Leave the Job Half Done

Remaining Under-40s Urged to Get 2nd Vaccine Dose People aged under 40 who have still to receive their second dose of a COVID vaccine are being urged to book an appointment, or go to a drop-in clinic, and maximise the protection offered. The number of