Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has urged football fans to continue to follow coronavirus rules – saying they themselves “hold the answer” to whether they can be inside Wembley when Scotland play England this summer.
Scotland’s top doctor has said Covid-19 vaccinations may be a staple “in the coming years”, although he could not say who may need to receive booster jabs.
Care home deaths are continuing to “decline significantly”, the Health Secretary has said, pointing to the impact of the vaccination programme.
Passengers who flew up to Scotland with three travellers later found to have a new strain of coronavirus are being urged to call contact tracers.
A further 29 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the north of Scotland in the last 24 hours.
The Brazilian Covid variant was flown into Aberdeen a month ago, the Scottish Government confirmed.
Three cases of the Brazil variant of Covid-19 have been detected in Scotland.
Scotland has recorded two deaths from coronavirus and 572 positive tests in the past 24 hours, the Scottish Government has said.
Covid-19 prevalence is still too high to accelerate the easing of lockdown, Jeane Freeman has said.
One of the Scottish Government’s most senior medical advisers has said he believes coronavirus was almost eliminated last summer – just 24 hours after his colleague said Scotland has never been close to that point.
Singling out occupations for vaccination would take too long and age is a better signifier of risk from Covid-19, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has said.
People aged over 40 in Scotland will be the next to be prioritised for a Covid-19 vaccine, the health secretary has confirmed.
Jeane Freeman says NHS Grampian will submit its plan for restarting non-Covid-19 services by next week.
Nearly three quarters of Scots believe there are not enough nursing staff to provide safe and effective care, according to a new poll.
More than 150,000 NHS staff are being awarded an interim 1% pay rise, with Health Secretary Jeane Freeman saying it comes amid the “sustained pressure” they have been under during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A union has called for provisions to be put in place before the restart of care home visits, planned for next month.
A north-east MSP claims the Scottish Government has "abandoned" long Covid sufferers by failing to set up specialist clinics to treat the condition.
Indoor visiting of care home residents will resume next month.
Regular visiting will resume in Scottish care homes from early March, with residents allowed to have two designated visitors each.
A trade union has warned against the use of “expensive” private sector staff to roll out the vaccination programme in Scotland.
The proposed national care service would have equal footing with the NHS, the Health Secretary has said.
Scotland's new travel laws were introduced on Monday, meaning that anyone entering the country is expected to undertake a 10-day quarantine period in 'managed isolation'.
Professor Jillian Evans of NHS Grampian has said staff in the healthcare sector are struggling with the workload resulting from new variants of Covid-19.
'Serious thought' must be given to introducing border checks to stop travellers entering Scotland by landing elsewhere in the UK, Jean Freeman has warned, amid confusion just days before new quarantine rules come into force.
Jeane Freeman has rejected as "absolute nonsense" claims the Scottish Government spent days "plotting how to spin" a report on hospital patients being discharged into care homes.
The Scottish Tories have accused ministers of spinning a report into hospital discharges to care homes, a claim the Health Secretary has branded “nonsense”.
The Scottish Government must give “serious thought” to border controls to stop travellers entering Scotland by landing elsewhere in the UK, the Health Secretary has said.
Scotland has seen another day of record Covid-19 vaccinations, but the Health Secretary said the number of appointments will soon have to be reduced due to a lack of supplies and other factors.
A dip in vaccine supply is expected next week, health secretary Jeane Freeman has confirmed, however, Scotland remains on track to reach its targeted date to vaccinate the elderly and most vulnerable.
More than one million people in Scotland have now had their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, the Scottish Government said.