By Xander Richards @xanderescribe Multimedia Journalist. Northern Ireland is to require incoming travellers to undertake pre-departure testing for Covid-19. People and businesses in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will also continue to benefit from the UK Government’s unprecedented £280 billion UK-wide economic response package. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 self-isolate (stay in your room) and phone your GP for further advice. The first reported case of community transmission was on 11 March 2020 and the first reported coronavirus death in Scotland was on 13 March 2020. Close contacts will not be tested during this time. Covid-19 in Scotland: Independent nation ‘would have dealt better with virus’ Kieran Andrews , Scottish Political Editor Thursday January 21 2021, 12.01am , The Times Van Morrison to start legal action over Northern Ireland Covid ban on live music. This includes schemes such as the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme providing billions in support to businesses across the three regions. Retailers described click and collect services as a 'lifeline' for struggling businesses. Health Scotland Covid-19 vaccine programme: What we know so far The Covid-19 vaccination programme has been going in Scotland for six weeks, with nearly 310,000 people now given a … You can find more information on visiting Scotland during the Covid-19 recovery phases. Covid in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon urged not to ban click and collect retail. Ireland to return to 'Level 5' Covid restrictions after Christmas as cases surge IRELAND will return to Level 5 Covid restrictions after Christmas, the nation's leader announced today. Related: 'It's a big conundrum': Yorkshire couple's house in different Covid tier to garden. Under plans set out by Transport Secretary Michael Matheson, passengers travelling to Scotland from abroad, including UK nationals, will need proof of a negative test taken a maximum of 72 hours before travel. Scotland: Under the twin shadows of Covid and Brexit Johnson’s bungling bolsters Sturgeon and the Scottish desire for independence Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 01:00. Ireland ’s public health service is at full capacity for COVID-19 tests and is prioritizing people who have symptoms. If you are a close contact you need to restrict your movements (stay at home), even if you feel well. The COVID-19 pandemic was first confirmed to have spread to Scotland on 1 March 2020 with the positive COVID-19 test of a male Tayside resident who had recently travelled between Scotland and northern Italy. Scotland recorded 1,900 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours on January 4. All travellers to England and Scotland from international destinations will have to show proof of a negative coronavirus test before they can enter the country. We are working with the Welsh Government, Northern Ireland Executive, and the UK Government to respond to the ongoing outbreak. NICOLA STURGEON has accused the UK Government of 'briefing and spinning misleading figures' after data emerged suggesting Scotland is lagging considerably behind England and Northern Ireland … Scotland; Wales; Northern Ireland; Van Morrison. Health Coronavirus Northern Ireland to require Covid-19 pre-departure testing for arrivals Northern Ireland is to require incoming travellers to undertake pre-departure testing for Covid-19. Travellers must test negative for Covid to enter England and Scotland - or risk £500 fine . Scotland also recorded its highest death figure from coronavirus since May in the week ending Jan 10.. On Jan 16, Scotland began a mass vaccination … Scotland, which like the rest of the United Kingdom has tight COVID-19 restrictions in place, said it too would require travellers to show negative tests and the rule is also expected to be applied by Wales and Northern Ireland. Scottish government's current short-term restrictions. CLICK and collect should be allowed to continue in Scotland, retail industry representatives have urged. Northern Ireland's devolved government is to put the COVID-19 'stay at home' message into law, the first minister has announced. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland's Strategic Framework sets out a five-level framework to help suppress the virus; Coronavirus (COVID-19): protection level reviews and evidence; Test, Trace, Isolate, Support sets out our plans to help disrupt community … Travellers must test negative for Covid to enter England and Scotland International arrivals to England and Scotland must test negative for Covid-19 (Yui Mok/PA) Fri, 08 Jan, 2021 - 06:59 0 comment. Census to go ahead in England and Wales in March despite Covid, says ONS . Passengers from many countries are currently required to self-isolate for 10 days, or five if they pay for a private test and test negative. Scottish government: Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you can and cannot do 2. Anyone traveling to Scotland from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and certain overseas countries, does not need to quarantine on arrival in Scotland or the rest of the UK. All travellers to Scotland from international destinations will have to test negative for coronavirus before they can enter the country, it has been announced.. ALL travellers to England and Scotland from international destinations will have to test negative for coronavirus before they can enter the country, it has been announced. Today’s announcement increases the UK Government’s unprecedented upfront guarantee this year to at least £16.8 billion on top of funding outlined in Spring Budget 2020. Northern Ireland; Census. Freya McClements. People entering England and Scotland will have to show a negative COVID-19 test result starting next week as authorities try to ramp up protection against new, more infectious strains of the coronavirus from other countries. 1. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon last week … By Tasmin Lockwood lockwoodecho Digital Content Reporter. 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