The Scottish government announces a new test and protect scheme, this comes after the nation announced a lift on lockdown measures, considering the cessation or rather decrease in the number of coronavirus cases.
Last Week Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a lift on lockdown measures in the nation, after a consistent decrease in coronavirus cases for the third week, consecutively.
This then prompted Scotland’s government officials to announce what the new regulations for the new lockdown measures should entail, and as it was announced a new testing strategy is to be implemented as soon as this Thursday, announced the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
As the First Minister announces the new testing strategy, she detailed what the public should expect from this new testing strategy, which compiles a list of routinely driven measures that an individual is expected to take if they were to take the test.
The scheme will be available to any individual who may be exhibiting or experiencing coronavirus symptoms, these individuals should then be tested immediately, then afterwards be sure to self-isolate within their place of residence to keep from potentially infecting those they come into contact with.
This individual should also encourage their household to practice isolation as well considering that they too could be potential carriers, and if the test results conclude that this individual has indeed contracted the virus, that they are to provide a list of contacts detailing the people that they have recently come into contact with, and to remain in self-isolation for an additional period of 14-days.
The new test and protect scheme is set to be implemented the same day that the lift on lockdown is to happen.