In Scotland 3,215,770 (72.3%) people (age 18+) have received the first dose of the Covid vaccine and 1,998,409 ( 45%) have received their second dose.
“I have wondered who votes for him – now I think I’m getting some idea”
OIC has had ‘plenty of opportunity to put forward their own views on the matter of easing restrictions.’
“In their meetings with OIC and the other island authorities, ministers made clear the need to engage directly with communities as well as with local authorities.”
Liam McArthur, Liberal Democrat candidate for the Orkney Constituency has called on the Scottish Government to provide urgent clarity around future coronavirus restrictions in the islands.
Orcadians have until this Friday, 26th of March , to respond to a Scottish Government consultation on easing up covid restrictions in Orkney.
Primary Schools are set to return on Monday 15th of March but Orkney will continue in level 3 until 26th of April.
There will also be travel restrictions brought into law which up to now have been advisory. This is to prevent the virus spreading and applies to non-essential travel.
“”These are not easy issues, but, if there are different ways of protecting our island communities, we are open to them.”
“High compliance with all restrictions adopted and mitigating measures put in place will give us our best chance of suppressing the virus without having to implement the most stringent restrictions.” Coronavirus Covid 19 Evidence Paper
New rules mean that you must not make indoor social visits to other households. To stay safe and protect others, please follow these stricter rules now. From 25 September, pubs, bars and restaurants must close at 10pm.