The first cases of the Omicron variant have been identified in Scotland with four in Lanarkshire. Scientists are still working to understand the variant. Until more is known we must be cautious and do everything we can to minimise the risk of spreading infection. Therefore, we must all:
Take up all vaccinations and booster jabs where possible.
Wear a face covering on public transport and in all indoor settings for food and retail.
Open windows especially if you have people visiting at home.
Keep washing your hands regularly and thoroughly.
Work from home where possible.
Take regular lateral flow tests – especially before mixing with others outside your household.If you have symptoms, self-isolate and take a test and if contacted by Test and Protect or public health teams please co-operate and follow their advice. All close contacts of suspected Omicron cases will be advised to self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of their vaccination status.