Covid-19 Update

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 3rd March 2020.

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Photo of Jeane Freeman Jeane Freeman Scottish National Party

Health Protection Scotland has issued detailed advice on health measures and steps and the nature of the virus through the relevant networks. Universities Scotland, Colleges Scotland and local authorities are among our key partners in the resilience effort. There is advice for people about much of what we have discussed in the chamber today.

Mr Greene may not yet have had the opportunity to read the four nation action plan, which indicates that the groups that are most at risk, as Ms Grahame said, are elderly people and people with underlying health conditions. However, at this point, it appears that children are not particularly vulnerable, and neither are pregnant woman.

As I said, all of that is being led by the science, and that advice has gone out. As matters develop, further detailed advice will continue to go out in much the same way, and I will continue to keep members updated on developments.