College update following the announcement of lockdown in Scotland from 5 January 2021

Confirmation that podiatrists can continue to practise during the new Scottish lockdown

The Scottish government has announced that from Tuesday 5 January, mainland Scotland will move from Level 4 to a temporary lockdown, except for essential purposes.

The temporary lockdown will remain in place until 31 January but may continue after that time.

Healthcare is not affected, meaning that podiatrists can continue to work. Podiatrists can continue with home visits and treating patients in nursing homes. Patients can still travel for their healthcare needs.

Podiatrists can treat all Red, Amber and Green patients. Priority should be given to Red and Amber patients as much as possible.

For further information about practice during the pandemic, see the College's: