East Lothian Council's Depute Leader is highlighting the importance of following health advice, including remembering 'FACTS', and getting tested regularly - even if you have no COVID-19 symptoms.

It follows a further increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Lothian.

Councillor Norman Hampshire said:

“While good progress continues to be made with the vaccination programme, COVID-19 does still present a risk to health and the recent increase in the number of positive cases shows there can be no complacency.

“It’s vital that our residents continue to follow national health advice, including remembering ‘FACTS’, and get tested regularly – even if they have no symptoms.

"Almost 1 in 3 people who have the virus don’t show any of the usual symptoms and so could be passing it on without knowing. 

"So getting tested can help stop the spread. People can get tested or collect a kit from the former Stoneyhill Community Centre in Musselburgh, visit a mobile test unit, order online or collect from a community pharmacy. In the next week the mobile test units will be in Dunbar, Port Seton, Tranent, Haddington and Whitecraig.

"You can find out more information about local testing arrangements on the East Lothian Council website."

East Lothian remains in COVID-19 Protection Level 1.

People are reminded to:

  • wear a face covering when required
  • avoid crowded places
  • clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • stay 2m away from other people
  • self-isolate and get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • download the Protect Scotland app
Published: Friday, 25th June 2021