As reported by Scottish Government on 28 February, three cases of a COVID-19 Variant of Concern first identified in Manaus, Brazil, have been identified in Scotland. Further information on the cases and the precautionary action being taken (external website) can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Public Health Scotland (PHS) continues to work in collaboration with other Public Health Agencies in the UK to learn more about Variants of Concern.

The latest information on the number of such variants detected by genomic analyses across the UK (external website) is published by Public Health England.

Last updated: 06 October 2022