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Covid-19 info

On this page you can find information on Covid-19 vaccinations, testing, and restrictions.

 

Vaccinations

For the latest Scottish Government updates on Covid-19 vaccines in Scotland, follow this link. And for broader information around the vaccine from NHS Inform, follow this link. You can also find some Frequently Asked Questions on Covid-19 vaccinations for health and social care professionals by following this link.

Based on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice, those deemed most at risk, and those who work closest with them are being invited for vaccination first. Details on the JCVI priority groups can be found here. It’s important for everyone’s health that as many people as possible are vaccinated, so please get yours when offered.

While you await vaccination, and once you’ve had it, please continue to remember FACTS:

  • Face coverings
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Clean your hands regularly
  • Two meter distance
  • Self isolate and book a test if you have symptoms

Getting a Coronavirus test

If you have Coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms, you should get a test. You can find information about the most common symptoms of Covid-19 at NHS Inform – these include:

  • a new, continuous cough
  • a fever or high temperature (37.8C or over)
  • a loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste

The Scottish Government are continually reviewing testing arrangements, for the most up-to-date guidance, check out their website here. For further information from NHS Inform around different types of tests, follow this link.

NHS Inform have also produced this really handy Self-Assessment Guide to help you determine if you require a Covid-19 test. You can also call 0800 028 2816 (open 8am – 10pm each day) for help with any questions that you have about Covid-19, including testing arrangements.

Across Scotland, there are both drive-through and walk-through testing sites, and you can find the most current list of where all of these are here.

Test and Protect 

Test and Protect is the public health approach being taken in Scotland to attempt to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the community. NHS Inform have put together information and guidance on Test and Protect, which you can find on their website.

 

Local Measures and Restrictions

The Covid-19 protection levels in Scotland are working on a tier system, with the fewest restrictions in level 0 and the strongest restrictions in level 4. Each local authority area in Scotland has been placed into one of these levels. You can find out which level your area is in by clicking here.

Alternatively, you can use the Scottish Government’s postcode checker to find out which tier your postcode is under. Click here to find the postcode checker. Restrictions levels are reviewed weekly, so be sure to keep an eye out for any changes in your area.

Local restrictions are due to ease throughout June. You can find details of the timetable for restrictions easing on the Scottish Government website.

Sigi, a GP, talking about Covid-19 vaccinations

“It is hugely important that we get vaccinated and join the resistance”

Covid-19 local protection levels

Click here to check the restrictions in your area

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