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Scottish Government COVID-19 Advisory Group minutes: 7 May 2020

Published: 12 May 2020
Date of meeting: 7 May 2020

A note of the thirteenth meeting of the COVID-19 Advisory Group held on Thursday 7 May.

Published:
12 May 2020
Scottish Government COVID-19 Advisory Group minutes: 7 May 2020

Items and actions

The Advisory Group was updated on the first Nosocomial Review Group meeting that took place earlier in the day. Advisory Group members discussed asymptomatic healthcare workers and the risk of transmission to the wider community. 

The group discussed data on the impact of children returning to schools and drew on existing evidence from other European countries where schools have reopened. The discussion included modelling work being undertaken to identify the impact of reopening schools on R, acknowledging that models may include other factors such as parents returning to work.

The Scottish Government’s Test, Trace, Isolate, Support plan was discussed, with group members noting areas likely to impact on this are asymptomatic carriage, viral sequencing and antibody testing.