Covid-19 Scottish Government updates and press releases

You will find the most up to date information produced by the Scottish Government here – it will be refreshed daily. https://www.gov.scot/publications/ddtf-status-update-from-chair-19-march-2020/ Scottish Government updates and press releases Shielding update 23/07/20 People who have been advised to shield because of Covid-19, will no longer have to do so from 1 August. Those affected will receive […]

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Covid-19 – Scotland Cares – national volunteering campaign

National campaign launched for those able to give support A new ‘Scotland Cares’ campaign has been launched to encourage people to volunteer during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the most important ask for the public remains to stay at home and follow the essential public health guidance, people who are healthy and not at risk […]

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Covid-19 Childcare provision for key workers

Following the decision to close schools and Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings, the Scottish Government has provided guidance to councils on how to define key workers, which includes: health and care workers directly supporting COVID-19 response, life threatening emergency work, critical primary and community care; energy suppliers and teachers and those providing childcare for those at […]

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Covid-19 Education, schools and childcare updates

Updates about what is happening to schools, nurseries, colleges and universities. Guidance available on Parent Club to help with impact of Covid-19 (22/03/20) Advice for parents and carers on managing the impact of Covid-19 on their child’s learning and family life is now available. Following school closures, a new hub of information has been created […]

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Covid-19 Health updates

  Latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including social distancing and stay at home advice. https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/  

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Constituency update

My constituency surgeries for the rest of March have been cancelled due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19. My team and I are still on hand to help constituents with any issues or concerns they might have, so we are happy to arrange telephone appointments until we can hold surgeries again. Please email hannah.bardell.mp@parliament.uk with […]

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Coronavirus and the impact on benefit sanctions

The issue of benefit sanctions and income security while self-isolating due to potential exposure to Coronavirus was brought up in Prime Minister’s Questions by SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford. The SNP has called on the Prime Minister to provide emergency legislation to protect workers’ rights and ensure people receiving Universal Credit do not face sanctions […]

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