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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-01152
Asked by: Anas Sarwar, Glasgow, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 1 July 2021


To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to update the COVID-19 guidance given the apparent variations in the Delta variant symptoms.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 29 July 2021


The evidence on symptoms in relation to COVID-19 is currently under active consideration. However, there has been no change at this time to the NHS Inform guidance on the main symptoms to look out for – a new, continuous cough, a high temperature or fever and a change in sense of smell or taste.

Around one in three people with COVID-19 do not show any symptoms and rapid lateral flow testing is already helping to identify new cases. Regular, rapid testing is already available to people in a wide range of settings, and everyone should access testing regularly.