“The restrictions focus on households and in the hospitality sector, as evidence shows that these are the sources of the highest number of new positive cases.”
“Some of the key commitments are specifically to address issues around the pandemic, including the launch of a proximity tracing app, Protect Scotland”
“the virus is still very much here so we must continue to do the right thing.”
The Job Start Payment is a one off £250 payment to help with the costs of starting a new job, £400 if the person has a child.
“Pharmacists, supported by their pharmacy teams, will be able to offer consultations for anyone with minor illnesses and provide the appropriate advice and support.”
“It is a positive outcome for Orkney that it will share in the combined £100 million pledged by the Scottish and UK Governments for the Islands Growth Deal.”
“it is the sum of our individual actions, our collective endeavour, that is suppressing the virus.”
“1st July marked a critical deadline in the process of the UK leaving the EU. Moving from June to July means that the deadline to request an extension to the Brexit transition period has passed.”
Maree Todd heard from two Orkney residents, Fiona Robertson & Tricia Sutherland, who have both been working flat out to produce face coverings to those in their local community.
Schools in Scotland will be able to return on 11th of August with pupils accessing learning full time but only if progress on limiting the spread of Covid19 continues.