1 April: COVID-19 Update

National Updates International travel The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, announced new guidance and measures for people returning from abroad. This included a pledge of £75m to charter flights to places where commercial flights have stopped running. If flights are still running where you are, t...

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Wishart responds to news that Scottish Government has increased patient transfer capacity

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has welcomed the announcement that Scottish Government has taken action to increase isles patient transfer capacity to the mainland. The update today follows the military transfer of a patient ten days ago from the Gilbert Bain to intensive care in Aberdeen. Health S...

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Wishart presses Scottish Government to do more for Shetland businesses

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has written to Scottish Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, to ask that eligibility criteria for the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus Business Support Fund be reassessed so that businesses operating from home can access support. Current guidance states that eligible bus...

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Wishart: shepherds will be permitted to travel for lambing season

Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart has today moved to assure crofters and farmers that shepherds will be permitted to travel to Shetland for seasonal work, following concerns surrounding isles travel restrictions. Last week, the Scottish Government introduced restrictions on ferries, meaning travel wi...

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30 March: National Screening Programmes

The Scottish Government has announced that due to the rapidly changing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19), there is to be a temporary pause a number of screening programmes. These are: Breast Screening (mammograms) Cervical Screening (smear tests) Bowel Screening (home test kits) Abdominal Ao...

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30 March: Volunteering during coronavirus 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 can volunteer to provide practical or emotional help to those most in need. People who want to share their kindness with others can register ...

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