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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland's Strategic Framework update - February 2022

This update of the Strategic Framework assesses where we are in the pandemic and sets out Scotland’s approach to managing COVID-19 and its associated harms effectively for the long term as we prepare for a calmer phase of the pandemic.

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Footnotes

1. *12 January 2022 Risk assessment for SARS-CoV-2 variant: Omicron VOC-21NOV-01 (B.1.1.529)

2. Omicron in Scotland - Evidence Paper (www.gov.scot)

3. Data available at COVID-19 Daily Dashboard | Tableau Public

4. SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and variants under investigation- Technical briefing 34

5. SAGE 102 minutes: Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, 7 January 2022 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

6. SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and variants under investigation (publishing.service.gov.uk)

7. Data available at Coronavirus (COVID-19): trends in daily data - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

8. High prevalence reduces the chances of a positive LFD (lateral flow device) being a false result, so there is less need to do a confirmatory PCR.

9. Seven-day moving averages of cases by specimen (left-hand axis) and deaths and hospitalisation (right-hand axis). Source: Source: Weekly COVID-19 Statistical Data in Scotland - Datasets - Scottish Health and Social Care Open Data

10. Data available at Public Health Scotland COVID-19 dashboard

11. Vaccinations in the UK | Coronavirus in the UK (data.gov.uk)

12. Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic (issue no.90) - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

13. ONS Covid Infection Survey

14. Figures are taken from Covid-19 Community Mobility Reports published by Google and represent 7-day moving averages to control for daily volatility.

15. COVID-19 Early Years Resilience and Impact Survey (CEYRIS) - Findings from round three (September to October 2021) - COVID-19 Early Years Resilience and Impact Survey (CEYRIS) report

16. Source:Public attitudes to coronavirus: tracker - data tables - gov.scot (www.gov.scot),

ONS, Personal well-being in the UK: April 2019 to March 2020

17. YouGov survey 18-19 January 2022, data unpublished

18. Data available at Public attitudes to coronavirus: tracker - data tables - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

19. Data available at, Public Health Scotland Covid-19 dashboard

20. From 11 November 2021, 'booster & dose 3' are combined under one number. Until then, the numbers reported were for booster vaccine.

21. Dashboard - COVID-19 statistical report - 16 February 2022 Public Health Scotland

22. The harmfulness of a variant is defined here as a combination of its transmissibility and severity.

23. Opinion polling carried out by YouGov for Scottish Government. Fieldwork is carried out online with a sample of c.1000 adults 18+ each wave – representative of the online population across Scotland. Public attitudes to coronavirus: tracker - data tables - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

24. Scored themselves 6 or 7 out of 7 (where 7 represents complete compliance).

25. Opinion polling carried out by YouGov for Scottish Government. Fieldwork is carried out online with a sample of c.1000 adults 18+ each wave – representative of the online population across Scotland.

26. Source: YouGov polling in Scotland conducted on 1-2 Feb.

27. Kitagawa, R., Kuroda, S., Okudaira, H., & Owan, H. (2021). Working from Home: Its Effects on Productivity and Mental Health. Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).

28. Scottish Contact Survey (SCS) is a longitudinal behavioural study which models contact patterns for the entire Scottish population. It asks questions to two alternating panels of people (panels A and B) who have been recruited to be broadly representative of the Scottish population.

29. Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic in Scotland (Issue No. 80) (www.gov.scot)

30. Opinion polling carried out by YouGov for Scottish Government. Fieldwork is carried out online with a sample of c.1000 adults 18+ each wave – representative of the online population across Scotland.

31. Qualitative research was undertaken with a small-scale sample of people across Scotland (6 online group discussions and 4 in-depth interviews, by JRS, an independent research agency), ranging from 18 to 75 years old, weighted towards 18 to 34 year olds. All scored themselves between 6 and 9 out of 10 on a scale of compliance with the guidance in place (10 representing total compliance).

32. Opinion polling carried out by YouGov for Scottish Government. Fieldwork is carried out online with a sample of c.1000 adults 18+ each wave – representative of the online population across Scotland.

33. National Infection Prevention and Control Manual: Winter (21/22), Respiratory Infections in Health and Care Settings Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Addendum (scot.nhs.uk)

34. To learn more, read Which occupations have the highest potential exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19)? - Office for National Statistics

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