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Additional Funding to Tackle COVID

£482 Million for Pandemic Costs The Scottish Government is allocating a further £482 million to NHS Boards and Integration Authorities to meet costs of the pandemic and remobilising health services. This includes funding for Test and Protect and to support the progress of the vaccination

Vaccine Certification Enforcement Gets Underway

Proof of status needed at higher risk venues. The Coronavirus vaccine certification scheme will become subject to enforcement from today meaning higher risk venues and events affected must verify customers are fully vaccinated, or otherwise exempt, before entry. The grace period from the October 1st

Long COVID Support Fund

£10 million for NHS Boards. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf has announced a new £10 million Long COVID Support Fund to help health boards respond to the condition. The announcement follows Mr Yousaf meeting with a range of healthcare professionals at Eastwood Health and Care Centre

Thousands Helped by Fair Start Scotland

New Campaign Promotes Access to Employment Support. People struggling to secure or retain permanent employment can access free support delivered by trained advisers. The national employment service Fair Start Scotland provides personalised and tailored support to those who have struggled to find and stay in

Vaccinations for young people with certain conditions

Children and young people aged 12-17 from key groups to be offered COVID-19 vaccine. Young people with certain conditions are to be offered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, in line with the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), before the majority of

More Staff to Bolster Test and Protect

Scotland’s Test and Protect contact tracing system will see its workforce bolstered with the deployment of additional staff over the coming week to help address a rising number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Health Secretary Humza Yousaf  said recent changes to the system are helping its

Bringing Forward Second Doses

Earlier slots for over-40s to help combat Delta variant. People over 40 whose second coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination appointment is scheduled more than eight weeks after their first are being encouraged to seek an earlier slot. It follows recent advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination

New Lung Cancer Detection Campaign

Get potential symptoms checked early by your GP. A bold Detect Cancer Early (DCE) campaign is encouraging people to contact their GP if they have a new or different persistent cough or unusual breathlessness for three weeks or more in an effort to return to

What We’re Doing For Business

SNP Manifesto 2021: What we’re doing for business Scotland’s businesses are central to our recovery from the pandemic. We know the last year has been hard, with many businesses having to close their doors during lock down. We will harness Scotland’s innovation and ingenuity to