“People may be surprised by the extent of services covered by this Consultation and I would urge as many as possible to respond to it, as this could really be the end for anything other than central control in Scotland.” Alison Evison COSLA
The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 188 as another positive test result was recorded in the Health Board area.
In November 2020 the Scottish Parliament voted to hold a public inquiry into covid related Care Home deaths
The number of cases in Scotland is rising sharply among younger people, many of whom will not be vaccinated yet, and who will also possibly be socialising more.
“They are exhausted and burned out, physically and mentally, and many have had little, or no respite and are now back in the deep end facing a rise in intense pressures and hospital activity.”
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.