An exercise simulating a coronavirus outbreak in Scotland, which was shared with a UK government advisory group, showed a “clear gap” in preparedness. A report into “Exercise Iris” revealed frontline staff “unease” over personal protective equipment and “the need for substantive progress”. The report was published after a Freedom of Information Act request by BBC News.
This exclusive report by Noel Titheradge and Faye Kirkland, was the lead story on the Today programme and was also reported online. It was followed up by the print media including on the front page of the Times of Scotland.