Reaction to Orkney falling into line with the rest of mainland Scotland and remaining at Level 3 has been mixed in the islands.
” as a result of staying in level 3 for a bit longer, it will be possible for islanders and visitors to travel to and from the islands and I know that will make a difference to individuals and businesses on the islands.”
19 schools in Orkney are able to equip pupils with a range of items which will support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.
Those aged 12-15 who have smartphones are being encouraged to download the Protect Scotland app.
Today, 4th of March, is World Book Day.
From Monday 22nd of February in Orkney all pre-school children and pupils in P1-P3 will return to face to face teaching in the classroom.
“At a national level, a green recovery is at the heart of successive Scottish Government policy publications, including the 2020-21 Programme for Government and the Climate Change Plan update.”
James Stockan, Leader of Orkney Islands Council, has voiced his frustration at digital connectivity in the islands and has criticised the Scottish Government on what he says will be delays to deliver the programme in 2021.
“The bottom line here – and I need to be really blunt about this – is that for this lockdown to be as effective as we need it to be, we must radically reduce the number of interactions we are having. “
“This study reports what many paediatricians have observed–while children rarely become ill with COVID-19, they have been significantly affected by the measures taken to reduce transmission of the virus.”Dr Karen Street.