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Supporting Low-Income Workers

Self-Isolation Support Grant Scheme Pays Out £73m Low-income workers who lost earnings when they self-isolated after contracting COVID have received awards totalling almost £73 million. The temporary Self-Isolation Support Grant is the longest running scheme of its kind in the UK, with the UK Government’s

Record Pay Offer for NHS Staff

All NHS workers offered £2,205 pay rise. Graeme has welcomed the pay rise for the NHS staff. NHS staff are set to receive a record pay rise of £2,205 – an average 7% pay uplift – to help tackle the cost of living crisis and

Winter Vaccination Programme Underway

Latest Step in Fight Against COVID-19 People aged 65 and over, as well as frontline health and social care staff, will be first in line for a winter booster jab to protect the most vulnerable from COVID-19 and ease the pressure on hospitals. Letters with

Autumn/Winter COVID-19 Booster Programme

Additional Doses in Scotland from September A further booster vaccination will be offered to those at highest risk of severe COVID-19 disease from September, in line with other nations in the UK. Following final advice on the autumn/winter booster programme from the Joint Committee on

Second Boosters for At-Risk Groups

Spring dose to boost protection. Second booster jabs will be offered to those aged 75 and over and those at highest risk of severe COVID-19 disease following the latest Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice. – Health Secretary Humza Yousaf We know that

Restrictions Eased for Care Home Residents

Isolation Periods Reduced & Removed Under new guidance issued to care home operators, most people admitted to adult care homes will no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks. People transferring from hospitals to care homes will no longer need to isolate if they have

Returning to School Safely

2nd Vaccine Dose & Asymptomatic Testing Families are being urged to get young people aged 12-15 their second dose of the COVID vaccine as early as possible in the New Year, while secondary pupils are being advised to take at-home COVID-19 tests before they return

Call to get Booster in Last Week of the Year

Four days left to get ‘boosted by the bells’ With just four days left to get ‘boosted by the bells’ all remaining over-18s are being urged to come along for their COVID-19 booster. Latest published figures show 73.5% of eligible adults aged 18 and above

Negative Test Added to Certification

Further flexibility for entrance to venues under the certification scheme. From today the Covid certification scheme includes provision for a negative test for Covid-19, as an alternative to proof of vaccination. Tests are available free of charge to order on the UKG website or for

Transparent Face Masks Introduced to NHS Scotland

Help for people with communication needs New transparent face masks, made in Scotland, have been approved for use in health and social care settings. The new transparent masks, which feature a clear front panel to enable lip reading, will make communication easier and help reduce