Scotland’s Deputy First Minister told the BBC this morning that he takes a covid test every time he leaves home and that everyone else should do the same.
Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland John Swinney said:
“We want people to increase the frequency of the use of lateral flow tests, away from the two times per week to much more frequently when they are socialising and interacting with others.
Personally, I am now doing a lateral flow test every day I am going out with the prospect of meeting other members of the public outside my household.
I would encourage others to do exactly the same, because that gives me confidence I’m protecting my household and it gives me confidence I’m protecting other people.”
John, awa’ n bile yer heid ya boggin bampot.
Seriously though, these are very dangerous times. Very dangerous. Swinney’s remarks may seem somewhat throwaway, but it’s out there now, the idea that folks should take a medical test before leaving home, in order to protect the public.
And it’s only Monday.