Tag: covid

New Walk In Covid Testing Centre

A new walk-through Covid testing centre has opened in Blantyre. The test centre is located at Springwell Neighbourhood Hall (G72 0LL), and people in our local area are being urged to book a test if they have symptoms of Covid-19. Health Minister Lord Bethell said: “To respond to the coronavirus, we have built a major testing […]

45-49 Year Olds Called

The next phase of the vaccination programme is underway with 45 – 49 year olds in Scotland now being called for their vaccination. People in that age category can expect their blue envelopes to arrive by post, if they haven’t done so already. 40 -44 year olds will be then be called next. The aim […]

Covid Restrictions which changed today

It’s been a significant day for Scotland as further easing of Covid restrictions took place. The welcome news included: the resumption of outdoor contact sport for 12-17 year olds return of college students within the top three priority groups identified by Colleges Scotland as most likely not to complete this academic year (estimated as 29% […]

Remembering Those Who Died

It’s been one year exactly since the Prime Minister announced the first National lockdown. A day of reflection is here with a planned minute’s silence to be held at midday. People are also being encouraged to stand on their doorsteps at 20:00 GMT tonight [Tuesday, 23rd March] with phones, candles and torches to signify a […]

Routemap out of Lockdown

Scotland has been given an update routemap out of Lockdown with the announcement today, that some Covid restrictions could soon be lifted. Indeed, as well as the recent improvements on meeting others outdoors, things are set to get a ‘fair bit better‘ in the forthcoming weeks ahead as restrictions start to ease. It would seem […]

Breaking: Today’s Government Statement

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has provided the Government’s 3 weekly Covid update at 2.20pm today, Tuesday 9th March 2021. Here are the main headlines from her statement: Vaccination Programme 1,789,777 had received the first dose in Scotland, though vaccinations per day has fallen due to a dip in supply. It’s expected supplies to accelerate […]

Lockdown Changes could be made next week

Nicola Sturgeon has today hinted that some proposed changes could be made to lockdown restrictions next week, giving people more ability to meet others. In her address today, she started she is “hopeful relatively minor but important changes” can be considered for Scotland. Changes could be made to the rules around meeting people outdoors and […]

Covid Testing Unit in Blantyre

A mobile testing unit has been deployed to the Blantyre area in a bid to limit the number of cases and curb the spread of Covid-19 in this community. South Lanarkshire deployed the mobile testing unit earlier today, Friday 5th March 2021, locating it at Blantyre Leisure Centre. Testing is available to residents of Blantyre. It will […]