Covid, Shetland map and elimination of violence against women

The First Minister’s weekly Covid-19 ministerial statement outlined the retention of legal restrictions, encouraged limiting interactions, working from home, regular testing and increased testing across the festive period. It had been anticipated that the Covid ID card scheme would be expanded to more locations, but instead a proof of a recent negative lateral flow test will also be acceptable to enter locations currently covered by the Covid ID card scheme. Lateral Flow Tests can be ordered here.

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eNews 21st November 2021

Today the Scottish Liberal Democrats launch our New Hope for health. You can read more here. The Covid-19 pandemic has made all of us more aware of our health. In September I wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Health asking ‘“when Shetland will have a new-build hospital fit for the 21st century”’. Do you agree that Shetland needs a new purpose built modern hospital? Sign my petition here.

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Reflection 14th November 2021

Today is Remembrance Sunday and soon, as we did on Thursday, we will pause and reflect to remember those who sacrificed so much for us today. It is 100 years since the poppy became the national symbol of remembrance and I was pleased to see Lerwick Town Hall lit up in red this weekend. I have long supported Poppy Scotland and the work they do for veterans.

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COP26, Cervical Cancer, Long Covid 7th November 2021

COP26 has been the overwhelming news agenda this week and rightly so. There is no planet B. You can read more about my view in my Shetland Times column this week here. At the end of the week I joined other delegates virtually in a COP26 GLOBE Legislators’ Summit. It was important to hear from other elected representatives from across the world discuss how we reach our Net Zero targets and make a new future for the planet.

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