Over recent months, Covid-19 and our response to it have understandably been at the forefront of everyone’s mind. However, the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government are continuing to take steps, across a whole range of areas, to improve the lives of people across the country.
The pandemic has put enormous pressure on households, communities and local services right across Scotland, and I am glad that the Scottish Government has ensured South Lanarkshire has more funding to deal with this.
Yesterday was the day we’ve all been hoping and waiting for – the announcement of a Covid-19 vaccine. I’ve done a blog to explain, in detail, the characteristics of the vaccine, how it will be deployed, and who the priority groups are.
Today, the Cabinet Secretary for Health announced that, if safety approval is given, the first round of vaccinations against coronavirus could be delivered in Scotland as early as next month.
Health and social care services across Lanarkshire are to receive an additional £73 million from the Scottish Government to support the local response to the coronavirus pandemic and prepare for winter.
The First Minister has today unveiled a number of tough measures to suppress Covid-19. In this blog post, I outline the changes and explain the reasons behind these decisions.
Further measures to protect the population from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been announced by the First Minister today (Tuesday 22nd September) as Scotland faces an upsurge in cases.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey has urged the BBC to row back on their decision to stop broadcasting the First Minister’s Covid-19 briefings. The BBC announced earlier this month that it was no longer going to televise the press conferences and, instead, show them online and only occasionally on television.
In this week's Rutherglen Reformer (16th September), Clare wrote about the UK Government's furlough scheme.
Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey is encouraging local residents to download the new ‘Protect Scotland’ app - to help slow the spread of coronavirus and support the easing of lockdown restrictions.