Mon 12 Jul, 2021

This is not a time to throw caution to the wind and accept widespread new infections, as the U.K. Government has irresponsibly done in England Lorna Slater

Ahead of the First Minister’s COVID statement on Tuesday, Scottish Greens co-leader Lorna Slater said: “Scotland is still in the grip of the COVID-19 virus, with a high number of cases and pressure on our health services, so it is absolutely appropriate for parliament to be recalled.

“This is not a time to throw caution to the wind and accept widespread new infections, as the U.K. Government has irresponsibly done in England. We’ve seen in the Netherlands that removing all safety measures can lead to going back into lockdown, so the Scottish Government must follow clinical advice and WHO guidance to take a safer, more gradual approach until the vaccine programme is further on.

“We have particular concern for those who remain vulnerable even when vaccinated and for young people who may be asked to return to normal activity without being vaccinated, and it is vital for both those groups that we all remain vigilant and keep up good practice like face coverings and self-isolation.”

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