“The six Carers Week charities are calling on Government to urgently deliver a plan for social care reform and set out long term investment in care and support services.”
TINS/CANS – Week beginning Monday 8 June – put tins and cans out in your green bin or box on your usual collection day.
On 4th June the St Magnus Way launched a crowdfunding campaign in conjunction with Calor Gas with an initial target of £1,500.
“We need to understand how resistant plants are to altered exposure to heat and cold, in order to understand biodiversity loss and to continue growing crops in changing climates.” Dr Lesley Lancaster
In the first 2 weeks of resuming recycling in Orkney – 60 tonnes of glass was collected in week 1 and 5 tonnes of plastic bottles in week 2.
A study by university researchers will examine whether people are sticking to Covid-19 guidelines and the impact the rules are having on their mental and physical health.
A spokesperson for Orkney Islands Council said:”We would reassure the public that there have categorically been no positive Covid19 tests in Orkney’s care homes, whether that be staff or residents. “
“Each memorial will be a special place where people can come to remember and reflect, and to give thanks to the wonderful way that the NHS, key workers and whole communities pulled together during this crisis.”
“a face covering that is 60% effective at blocking viral transmission and is worn by 60% of the population will reduce R0 to below 1.0”
Test and Protect – the national strategy aimed at managing the spread of COVID-19 and breaking the chain of transmission – is formally underway in Orkney.