A ‘factory outbreak‘ does not mean a virus is spreading. ‘Community spread‘, as the name indicates means the virus is spreading.

Several times over the course of this pandemic, Professor Leitch has made the distinction clear, and today, the First Minister reinforced the view that although more than 2 000 workers in three connected factories in Coupar Angus have now been tested, there is ‘no evidence of community transmission‘ ie it has not ‘spread.’