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Eyecare Awards 2022

Optometry Scotland are delighted to be selecting the winner of the Optom of the Year award at this years Eyecare Exhibition on 3rd and 4th April 2022 at the Hilton, Glasgow. Are you attending the event? Nominate yourself or a colleague for this award! https://eyecare.education/eyecare-awards-2022 We are excited to be selectecting this award and have

Use of Face Masks and Infection Control Procedures – Optometry Scotland

Dear Colleagues, Following yesterday’s announcements from First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, OS Exec wishes to reiterate the fact that no specific relaxations have been announced for Community Eyecare services. Until specific announcements are made by Health Protection Scotland and/or College of Optometrist and other advisors, we reiterate the recommendation that all practitioners and colleagues maintain

LFD Testing Update

As the number of COVID-19 nosocomial clusters has been reducing, officials sought advice from the COVID-19 Nosocomial Review Group (CNRG) to consider whether daily asymptomatic testing of Health and Care Workers is still necessary. The group offered their expert advice on this issue and were supportive of reverting to twice-weekly testing as soon as is

Updated Ventilation Enhancement Grant FAQ

Following receipt of queries in respect of (i) inconsistencies in the descriptions and terminologies used by some manufacturers for ventilation enhancement equipment, and (ii) air purifiers being stated to be ineligible for the ventilation enhancement grant, the Scottsh Government have discussed the matter further with Health Facilities Scotland, who provided the initial technical advice that