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NHS Fife is asking local people to be extra vigilant after a growing number of COVID-19 cases linked to indoor hospitality venues across the Kingdom.

While COVID-19 rates in Fife remain lower than many other parts of Scotland, as restrictions ease there has been an increasing number of infections of the virus, particularly amongst those who have visited bars and other hospitality venues in the Kingdom.  

NHS Fife is asking local people who have visited such venues, particularly where time has been spent indoors, to be especially vigilant of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 – these are a new, continuous cough; a fever; or a loss or change in the sense of smell or taste.

Should anyone develop any of the established symptoms of COVID-19, they should self-isolate immediately and book a test as soon as possible.

A large network of testing sites is available across Fife, both for those with and without symptoms of COVID-19. Getting tested can potentially help prevent many more people catching the virus and is absolutely free. Full details of current COVID-19 testing sites in Fife and their opening times are available at:

For those without symptoms, a recent expansion in testing provision means that home test kits can now also be collected free of charge from more than 60 collection sites across Fife – including testing sites and many high street pharmacies. To find your nearest collection site, visit: Alternatively, home testing kits can be ordered and delivered directly to your home by visiting:

A range of welfare support is available to people required to self-isolate, including financial support, food and medication delivery, and help with some caring responsibilities. For more information, visit:

Vaccination is known to be effective at reducing the risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and NHS Fife is urging everyone to take up the vaccination when it is offered. A new self-registration portal has opened this week and means that anyone aged 18 and over who has not received a first vaccination appointment can self-register for an appointment. To register, visit: