“We welcome the launch of this new Childcare Sector Omicron Impacts Fund that can be accessed by the wide range of childcare services across Scotland that support our youngest children.” Jane Brumpton, Chief Executive of Early Years Scotland
#Omicron: Studying Its Evolutionary Pattern
“This finding suggests that Omicron is likely the result of an evolutionary process that created a highly transmissible virus that partially evades our antibody responses.” Maciej Boni
Test Before You Travel #Covid Update
“Ferry operators have seen instances where passengers have decided to take a lateral flow test on board the vessel – and then have advised the crew that is it positive.” Chief Inspector Ali Garrow
Vaccination Vital #Covid Update
“We now know that boosters provide the best possible protection against this variant of the virus. ” Scotland’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nicola Steedman
Changes to #Covid Restrictions for International Travel
From today, Friday, 7th of January, people travelling to Scotland from abroad who are fully vaccinated or under the age of 18 will no longer need to take pre-departure Covid tests.
Changes to Self Isolation #Covid
“We are now in a very different position – and so we can now adopt different rules.” – Nicola Sturgeon
8 New #Covid Cases in Orkney
The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,342 as 8 new positive test results were recorded in the Health Board area today, 31st December 2021.
13 New #Covid Cases in Orkney
The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,334 as 13 new positive cases were recorded in the Health Board area on 30th December 2021.
203 New #Covid Cases in Orkney Since Christmas Eve
The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,321 as 203 new positive test results have been recorded in the Health Board area since Christmas Eve.
7 New #Covid Cases in Orkney
The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 1,118 as 7 new positive cases were recorded in the Health Board area today, 24th of December 2021.