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Latest updates 23 December



All COVID Workforce Issues Updates  




£500 bonus petition & decision of COSLA Leaders


Further to the motion agreed at Scottish Council our petition to call on the Scottish Government to extend the £500 bonus payment to all Covid responders is up here: https://www.megaphone.org.uk/petitions/where-is-our-ps500 


Care home vaccinations to start this week


After more than 5,000 key NHS workers and vaccinators received the Pfizer vaccine in the first few days of the programme, it is now being extended to include care home staff and residents from today.


More info here: https://www.gov.scot/news/care-home-vaccinations-to-start-this-week


Self-Isolation period


Following a review of the latest evidence and discussions between the 4 UK Chief Medical Officers it has been announced that the self-isolation period is to be reduced to 10 days.


The change, taking effect from today, will apply as follows:

  • Someone who, from today, has been contacted through Test and Protect – including by the scot app – or their Local Health Board and have been notified to self-isolate, should do so for 10 days.

  • Someone who, from today, is required to quarantine following arrival into Scotland from overseas, should self-isolate for a period of 10 days.

  • Someone who was previously instructed to self-isolate will, from today, be able to stop self-isolating ten days from when they were first notified to do so.

  • Close contacts include members of the same household who test positive for COVID-19 – from today, they will now only need to isolate for 10 days, rather than 14.


More info here: https://www.gov.scot/news/reduction-in-self-isolation


Tackling social isolation and loneliness


Almost £6 million in funding is to be provided to promote inclusion and wellbeing to people at risk of social isolation and loneliness over the winter months.


Part of the Scottish Government’s £100 million winter package to support people, the funding will ensure services such as wellbeing calls, befriending support, advice and volunteering are maintained and extended over winter.


More info here: https://www.gov.scot/news/tackling-social-isolation-and-loneliness-1 




Disability History Month18 Nov - 18 Dec

Make sure your addresses and membership details are up to date:


Contact the Branch Secretary Lorraine Thomson on (2) 33093 or email Lorraine Thompson

Members who have not updated or provided their email addresses should contact the branch office immediately on 0141 847 1687.