Here you will find information that the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland have provided to help us combat the COVID pandemic. Please see the links below.
Please see NHS Lothian ‘s video links in multiple languages about the LFD and PCR tests.
The languages include Urdu, Arabic, Punjabi, Spanish, English1, and Romanian.
English2 [African presenter], Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Bulgarian, Bengali, Polish, BSL, Swahili and Kurdish are in the process of being uploaded.
Link for all the videos https://vimeo.com/channels/1744773/videos
There are four video links for each language version.
- The video link titled ‘The LFD test for people with no symptoms’ encourages people to get tested. It provides information on the LFD test, where to get tested and the support available if they test positive.
- The video link titled ‘What is a PCR test?‘ provides information on why people should take the PCR test, where to get tested, what support is available if they test positive and how to keep safe.
- The video link titled ‘How to do an LFD test at home’ provides audio-visual instructions and a ‘follow along’ step by step video demonstration of the LFD test, what to do if you are positive, support for self-isolation, where to get further advice and how to stay safe.
- The video link titled ‘How to do a PCR test at home’ provides audio-visual instructions and a ‘follow along’ step by step video demonstration of the PCR test.
The video also explains what to do if you test positive, when to return to work, support for self-isolation, where to get further advice and how to stay safe.
Even vaccinated people can catch COVID19 and pass it on. Getting tested can help us all to stay safe and return to normal life again
Latest News on Covid and its variants for Parents/Carers
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Drop-in arrangements for Covid vaccination clinics for all aged 16 or over can be found here.
25th June 2021
We have been made aware that some parents/carers have been advised, through the phone hotline to book a PCR test, that children who are contacts should not have a PCR test. This is incorrect advice in Scotland. Any member of staff or a pupil who is a contact of a positive case is required to organise a PCR test.
If anyone is having difficulty booking a test on the phone, they should try booking a test on the UK Gov website (https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test), and the parent/carer should choose the option when asked: “Why are you asking for a test”: I’ve been in contact with someone who’s tested positive for coronavirus and “I found out in another way that I’m a contact (England, Wales and Scotland only)”