‘Don’t cancel’ Jason Leitch urges Scots to practice caution ahead of Christmas parties

Scotland’s National Clinical Director has said people shouldn’t cancel office Christmas parties this year but urged Scots to practice caution following the emergence of the Omicron variant.

Professor Jason Leitch was asked if Scots should scrap their festive gatherings after the head of the UK Health Security Agency Jenny Harries said parties should not go ahead if they are not necessary.

Speaking on the morning of 1 December the health secretary Sajid Javid said people should not be thinking about cancelling events and Christmas parties.

He urged that people should consider taking lateral flow tests (LFTs) before going to large indoor events.

He also urged people to “be sensible” and said he would take a lateral flow test (LFT) before attending any large gatherings.

On BBC Breakfast Javid said: “I don’t think people need to change their plans.”

“We should always be a bit cautious. It might be a bit sensible depending on the type of event you are going to and the setting to take an LFT test before you go but this is guidance that is already out there.”

Source: Exhibition News

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