Another positive case of Covid19 has been recorded in Orkney bringing the cumulative total to 62.
Over 80% of residents in our care homes have already received their first vaccinations and over half of staff in those care homes have also been vaccinated.
The rise in positive cases across every Health Board area in Scotland is why it is so important for everyone to continue to take care when they are out and about.
“We know how difficult visiting restrictions have been, and it is only natural after six months of lockdown restrictions, that care home residents and their loved ones will want to see and interact with each other as much as possible.”
Scotland’s Care Homes will be able to offer a wider range of health and well being services to their residents from 7th of September.
The social service sector makes up 7.8% of employment in Scotland, which is roughly 1 in 13 or workers.
The weekly stats produced by the National Record of Scotland (NRS) continue to show Scotland’s success in limiting the spread of the deadly virus Covid19.
“As we get older we become frailer but not all older people are frail.” Professor Phyo Myint
Public health measures introduced in Scotland have protected our communities from increased exposure to the deadly virus and allowed frontline workers to continue to work safely.
From Thursday 3rd of July residents in some of Scotland’s care homes will be able to see visitors in an outdoor setting.