Coronavirus (COVID–19)—targeted approach for community testing in Scotland

Coronavirus (COVID–19)—targeted approach for community testing in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced a targeted approach planned for areas with high coronavirus (COVID–19) cases which is set to begin from January 2021. The Health Secretary, Jane Freeman, confirmed that following effective trials in early December 2020, the community testing resources ‘will be targeted at communities with high transmission rates’. Local authorities in Scotland have also discussed two models of school testing to be trialled in January 2021—the first model involving in-school testing with lateral flow devices, the second involving at-home sampling for PCR testing. Largely populated areas of Scotland are being inspected to supply local and mobile solutions for those residing in remote and rural areas.

The Health Secretary’s full statement can be found here

Source: Community testing to be introduced from January

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