Commenting on trade union concerns that supplementary guidance issued by the Chief Nursing Officer puts care staff at unnecessary risk, Scottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leader Alison Johnstone MSP said:
“Everyone involved in the delivery of social care needs to have confidence in the provision of personal protective equipment and the guidance on how and when it should be used. It’s clear that isn’t currently the case.
"Whether working in a care home, or visiting a vulnerable person at home, care workers must be provided with appropriate equipment and adequate guidance to keep both themselves and the person they are caring for safe.
"The Scottish Government must urgently address the significant concerns highlighted by the care workers’ trade unions.”