Coronavirus (COVID-19): public attitudes and behaviours - April update

Findings from polling work, conducted between September 2021 and January 2022, on public attitudes and behaviours around the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland.

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2 September: peak number of daily positive PCR cases recorded in Scotland (7,526) in summer/autumn wave

20 September: 12-15 year olds able to visit drop-in clinics to be vaccinated ahead of invitations being sent out

4 October: international travel restrictions change to red/non-red list countries. PCR test needed 2 days after arrival in Scotland

18 October: COVID-19 "passport" Certification Scheme becomes fully enforceable

31 October - 13 November: COP-26 underway in Glasgow

1 November: international travel rules change: red-list and quarantine requirements abandoned

26 November: WHO identify Omicron as a Variant of Concern

12 December: FM announces acceleration of booster rollout. All adults to be offered a booster vaccine by Hogmanay

14 December: further protective measures put in place: legal requirements on business/services to make premises safe. Advice to minimise household contact (3 maximum), excluding main Christmas celebrations

14 December: Ministers appoint a Chair and announce Terms of Reference for Scottish COVID-19 Inquiry

17 December: Omicron became dominant variant in Scotland

26/7 December: new restrictions announced: size limits on large events, table service and 1m distancing between groups in hospitality

29 December: peak of Omicron wave with 21,425 positive PCRs recorded in Scotland on this day

17 January: restrictions on large events lifted

24 January: restrictions on indoor events and hospitality measures lifted, no more 3 household limit indoors



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