Scottish Healthcare Workers, have written to the First Minister of Scotland , Humza Yousaf, to reverse the decision to withdraw the wearing of face masks in health care settings. The group say that this decision which came into force on May 16th 2023 ‘is flawed and dangerous’.
New guidance has been issued on the wearing of face masks in social care settings
Public Health experts have strongly recommended that face coverings continue to be worn where appropriate – including in indoor crowded spaces and on public transport
The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 178 as 5 more positive tests were recorded in Orkney.
The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 167 as another new positive test result was published today.
The cumulative total for Covid cases in Orkney has now reached 162 as 3 new positive test results were recorded for Orkney today
Reminder about face coverings in Scotland
The cumulative total for Orkney of positive cases is now up to 26 and yesterday (15th October) the Western Isles recorded its first death.
“So, please, people, having snipped the straps, please dispose of your face masks properly and responsibly.”
Clare Campbell of Prickly Thistle has teamed up with the Edinburgh based Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) to develop natural fibre reusable face mask.