With new cases of COVID-19 having been confirmed in recent days, East Lothian Council is highlighting the continued importance of everyone playing their part in curbing the spread of the virus.

We’re re-iterating that it’s essential to follow national public health advice and remember ‘FACTS’:

  • F - face coverings in enclosed spaces, within shops and on public transport
  • A - avoid crowded places 
  • C - clean hands and surfaces regularly 
  • T - two-metre social distancing 
  • S - self-isolate and book a test if you develop coronavirus symptoms

Play your part

As the September weekend gets underway, the council is also grateful to local people and visitors for continuing to enjoy East Lothian safely and responsibly – including avoiding crowds, parking considerately and binning/taking away rubbish after use.

People are also encouraged to download the free Protect Scotland app – it means you can be quickly alerted if you’ve been in close contact with another user who has the virus.

The council, meanwhile, is liaising closely with NHS Lothian’s Health Protection Team ensuring that the identification of confirmed cases within school and community settings is managed appropriately in line with clear procedures.

Published: Friday, 18th September 2020