Nurseries and other settings are encouraged to take learning outdoors to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Health and Social Care Workers Reflect on their Work #Covid19
Nearly 3/4 of those who completed the survey commented on the significant changes they had to deal as a result of covid
Welcome News on #Covid19 Vaccine
The news that the first phase of vaccinations in Scotland for Covid 19 will begin as early as Tuesday 8th of December has been welcomed by Orkney’s politicians. The vaccination programme will be administered free by our NHS.
Maree Todd MSP: Support for Families & a Pledge on Free School Meals for All
“Earlier in the conference, I was particularly pleased, in my role as Minister for Children and Young People, to hear John Swinney give good news to hard-pressed families, with a pledge on school meals. “
Maree Todd MSP On A Mixed Week for Orkney
“I guess it’s been a bit of a mixed week of good and alarming news for Orkney folk, depending on your perspective”
Scotland’s Smacking Ban Comes Into Force
“I am extremely proud to have taken a Bill through parliament that will have such a positive effect on the lives of Scotland’s children.”
Scottish Child Payment- a ‘gamechanging’ new benefit
The new Scottish Child Payment – which is unique to Scotland – is to open early for applications from Monday 9 November.
Support for those on low incomes: The Scottish Welfare Fund
“The Scottish Welfare Fund is an important example of the kind of action the SNP has taken to ensure there is additional financial support in place for people in Orkney coping with the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. “
Shopping Locally: Supporting Businesses & Communities
“This £1 million fund, delivered by the Scottish Government, is an exciting opportunity for local projects and locally-based online businesses to support town centres and promote their local community. “
Maree Todd MSP: Keeping on top of #Covid
” the new cases would appear to reinforce the message that so many folk miss, or choose to ignore – the virus doesn’t move, people move it.”