What you need to know
More than 4.5 million people in Scotland will receive Coronavirus vaccinations.
In Perth and Kinross, vaccinations are being delivered through GP surgeries and through three Community Vaccination Centres in Perth, Blairgowrie and Pitlochry.
For more information about eligibility and the invitation process, please visit the NHS Tayside website.
Further relaxation of restrictions from Monday 9 August
From Monday 9 August 2021, a further relaxation of restrictions has come into effect as all of Scotland moves out of the levels system. As a result of this change, everyone should continue to act carefully and remain cautious.
Key considerations to help keep yourself and everyone safe:
- get the vaccine when you are offered it
- wear a face covering where it is still required (including on public transport for adults and young people over 12) and clean hands and surfaces regularly
- avoid crowded places and keep your distance from other people where possible
- meet outside if you can, and open windows when indoors
- if you have symptoms get a test and stay at home
- take regular tests if you don't have symptoms to reduce the risk of spreading the virus
- use the Protect Scotland and Check-in Scotland apps.
Further information on the changes that are in place after moving out of the levels system is available from the Scottish Government website.
Latest updates on public health
The latest updates on public health advice for coronavirus can be found on the NHSInform website and a free helpline has been set up for those who do not have symptoms but are looking for general health advice: 0800 028 2816.
Test and Protect
Everyone is encouraged to get tested, as around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms. Testing is free and results are available in around 30 minutes. See the Scottish Government website for more guidance on getting tested.
Further information about the approach to tackling coronavirus in Scotland is available, in a range of community languages on our Test and Protect page.
The national self-isolation guidance for anyone testing positive has been updated with effect from 9 August 2021.
Wearing of face coverings
Most people must wear a face mask or covering when in retail premises or on public transport.
However, those with certain health conditions or hidden disabilities (as well as children under 12) are exempt from this.
People may have an acceptable reason not to wear a face covering if:
- They have a health condition where a face covering would be inappropriate because it would cause pain, severe distress or anxiety
- They cannot apply a covering and wear it in the proper manner safely and consistently
- They need to take medication
- They need to communicate with another who relies on lip reading
- They need to eat or drink
- They are a baby or toddler
More information about exemptions is available from the Scottish Government website, where you can also download an Exemption from Face Covering Badge for your mobile phone or to print out.
Council services and advice
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