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COVID-19 UPDATE

Please note that there have been changes to the self isolation period.  

https://www.gov.scot/news/reduction-in-self-isolation/

Extract from info on Scottish Government website.

Changes to public health requirements for positive contacts and overseas arrivals.

Anyone required to self-isolate, due to contact with someone who has had a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19), or as a result of quarantine rules on arrival from overseas will need to do so for 10 days following updated clinical advice.

Currently the self-isolation period for international travellers and for contacts of positive cases in Scotland is 14 days but this is changing from Monday (14 December 2020).

The change, taking effect from Monday, applies as follows:

  • Someone who, from 14 December, has been contacted through Test and Protect – including by the scotapp – or their Local Health Board and have been notified to self-isolate, should do so for 10 days.
  • Someone who, from 14 December, is required to quarantine following arrival into Scotland from overseas, should self-isolate for a period of 10 days.
  • Someone who was previously instructed to self-isolate will, from 14 December, be able to stop self-isolating ten days from when they were first notified to do so.
  • Close contacts include members of the same household who test positive for COVID-19 – from 14 December, they will now only need to isolate for 10 days, rather than 14.