“The safest way to spend Christmas and the festive period is to stay within your own household, in your own home and your own local area.”
The 4 nations of the UK have reached an agreement over the easing of restrictions over the Christmas period.
Most PPE materials are single use, contain plastics, are not easily recyclable and end up in our landfills, or worse yet, discarded into the environment.
Looking at the R-number in Scotland it does seem that this localised approach, which ensures the economy and some social contact can still take place, is working – albeit slowly.
“I guess it’s been a bit of a mixed week of good and alarming news for Orkney folk, depending on your perspective”
The hardest part of Covid is losing a loved one during this period and not being able to be with them, with family, with friends.
“We had our Flu jabs this Friday at the Kirkwall Vaccination Center. “
Soulisquoy Printmakers in Stromness has been awarded £10,000 from the Scottish Government emergency funding which supports a wide variety of creative organisations during the Covid19 pandemic.
The Phoenix Cinema in the Pickie Centre, Kirkwall is to benefit from £21,244 from the Scottish Government’s Emergency Fund.
Orkney school pupils felt healthier and happier after taking part in the Active Schools programme last year.