As of today, Monday 18th April 2022, the requirement to wear a face covering in many indoor settings has become guidance, as opposed to a legal requirement.

What else is changing?

There are a number of changes which are coming into place over the coming weeks and months ahead:

  • For the purposes of twice weekly testing, LF tests will no longer be available for the general population
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, you will still need to undertake a PCR test, which is available until the end of April and follow the self-isolation guidance based on your vaccination status
  • Close contacts of positive cases who are fully vaccinated should continue to LF tests for seven days
  • From May, test sites will close and people with symptoms will no longer be advised that they need to seek a test

From 18th April 2022 free LF tests will still be available via the Scottish government:

  • Fully vaccinated and have been in close contact with someone who tested positive
  • Fully vaccinated and therefore eligible to end self-isolation early via testing negative on day 6 and day 7 and providing that you have no symptoms.

There will be a further update by the Scottish Government in the coming weeks with further changes and relaxation in regards to Covid-19 testing and isolation, we will update you accordingly.

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