Coronavirus (COVID-19) Highest Risk (formerly Shielding) List end: equality and fairer Scotland impact assessment

This presents an assessment of any differential impact on each of the protected characteristics of the decision to end Scotland’s Covid Highest Risk List, formerly the Shielding List and considers any possible inequality of outcomes of the policy due to socio-economic differences.

8. New treatments

8.1 We will continue to respond to scientific and clinical advice regarding COVID treatments, making sure that those who we know will benefit most from them are able to access them. Individuals identified as being at high risk from coronavirus, and with a clinical condition prioritised for treatment, are eligible for direct access to new treatments to minimise the impact of Covid-19, should they contract it, and will have ongoing access to testing to ensure they receive these treatments as quickly as possible.



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