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Coronavirus: Information for Staff

Update 7 June 2021

Around 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not show symptoms, so can spread the virus to others without knowing.

Regular testing helps us to find positive cases in people who have no symptoms, but who are still infectious. If people who test positive self-isolate, we can break chain of transmission and help limit the spread of coronavirus.

To reduce the chance of new strains spreading and to keep moving forward, staff without any symptoms should test twice a week.

Watch this video.

Testing will help to make our school and early years’ settings are as safe as possible.

Please use lateral flow tests and remember and submit your results.


Tuesday 23 March 2021 has been dedicated as a National Day of Reflection to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved and hope for a brighter future.

There will be a minute’s silence held at 12 noon.

Please watch a video from Des Murray, Chief Executive.

Protect Scotland app

The Protect Scotland app from NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect is a free, mobile phone app designed to help us protect each other, reduce the spread of coronavirus and avoid further restrictions.

As a council, we are playing a significant role in this process to help and keep people as safe as possible. Your health and wellbeing is important, so please install the app on your work mobile phone.

It is simple and easy to use, private and anonymous; and has been downloaded to all work-related council devices.

The app will alert you if you have been in close contact with another app user who tests positive for coronavirus. And if you test positive, it can help in determining contacts that you may have otherwise missed while keeping your information private and anonymous.

Using the Protect Scotland app, along with sticking to current public health measures, will help us to stay safe when we meet up, socialise, work or travel.

For more information on the app visit: https://protect.scot/

Please follow the instructions when opening the app.

NHS Scotland has issued guidance
on the coronavirus (COVID-19),
which the council is sharing with
services and the public.

The only information you should rely on is regularly updated at www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus or via NHS Lanarkshire’s dedicated web page at www.nhslanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk/coronavirus. These websites will be updated frequently with the latest guidance. You should not rely on information from any other source including news websites.

If you are looking for general information, a free helpline has been set up by NHS Scotland on 0800 028 2816.
The helpline is open:
 Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 10.00pm  Saturday and Sunday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

You can also follow @NHS24 on Twitter and Facebook.

See below for further links and information to support you during the COVID-19 pandemic.