A new walk-through coronavirus testing centre has opened in North Lanarkshire.
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A business leader has said the Scottish Government has failed companies by not coming up with an adequate contact tracing system.
Nicola Sturgeon has said it is a concern that coronavirus tracers were unable to contact more than 3,500 Scots who tested positive for the disease but insisted the country's Test and Protect system was not to blame.
Nicola Sturgeon has said it is a concern that coronavirus tracers were unable to contact more than 3,500 Scots who tested positive for the disease.
More than 3,500 Scots who have tested positive for Covid-19 have not been spoken to by coronavirus contact tracers.
Scotland’s coronavirus contact tracing system is “working to a very high standard”, Nicola Sturgeon has insisted.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney has defended the Scottish Government’s record on coronavirus contact tracing after new data revealed the system is performing worse than previously thought.
The Prime Minister has admitted that the NHS Test and Trace system needs to improve, after it was revealed that just one in seven people having a test at a centre is getting their result back in 24 hours.
The performance of the NHS Test and Trace system continues to slide, with just one in seven people having a test at a centre getting their result back in 24 hours.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the Test and Protect system is not being outsourced, despite a contract being awarded to a private company to provide contact tracing staff.
Clarity is needed over the number of contact tracers available in Scotland after conflicting statements from ministers, Willie Rennie has said.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has wrongly suggested 95% of patients testing positive for coronavirus have been interviewed by contact tracers within a day.
SNP MP Margaret Ferrier has said she is “very sorry” for travelling to and from London to attend parliament after experiencing Covid-19 symptoms and later testing positive for the virus.
Coronavirus con artists who pose as contact tracers as part of a scam in which they ask people to pay money to get tested have been branded “truly and utterly despicable” by Nicola Sturgeon.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman is to investigate a series of Covid testing problems experienced by a Grantown-on-Spey care home.
A specialist nurse has told how a dedicated Test and Protect team are helping to protect north-east residents from contracting coronavirus.
Scotland’s National Clinical Director has said it is “not impossible” that Covid spread will lead to school closures or entire classes self-isolating.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has cancelled seeing her parents and said she understands people’s frustrations after additional coronavirus measures were placed on Glasgow.
The number of cases detected by NHS Grampian in the Aberdeen Covid-19 cluster remains at 263, with 1,265 confirmed close contacts identified.
A health board has published its plans for managing a Covid-19 outbreak across the north-east.
The number of cases detected by NHS Grampian in the Aberdeen Covid-19 cluster has now reached 263, with 1,265 confirmed close contacts identified.
The number of cases detected by NHS Grampian in the Aberdeen Covid-19 cluster has now reached 261, with 1,262 confirmed close contacts identified.
The number of cases detected by NHS Grampian in the Aberdeen Covid-19 cluster has now reached 254, with 1,281 confirmed close contacts identified.
The number of cases detected by NHS Grampian in the Aberdeen Covid-19 cluster has now reached 237, with 1,185 confirmed close contacts identified.
Only one pub in Aberdeen has been asked to provide its list of customers to the NHS contact tracers who are investigating the city’s coronavirus outbreak.
In light of what has recently happened in Aberdeen relating to Covid-19, we are now told by our government that leaving your details at hospitality venues is mandatory.
An Aberdeen sports bar has said they have not yet been contacted by authorities after being named on the list of venues linked to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Mourners attending funeral services in Aberdeen will need to provide contact details to help contact tracing in the event of a person showing coronavirus symptoms.
More than 700 people have been traced across Scotland after coming into contact with an individual who tested positive for Covid-19, with fewer than two people traced on average for each confirmed case so far.
A leading public health consultant believes the Covid-19 testing regime in the north-east has “started well” with more than 1,000 checks now carried out.