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Social Distancing (Older People’s Health)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 5th May 2020.

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Photo of Alex Cole-Hamilton Alex Cole-Hamilton Liberal Democrat

Some of the most difficult pieces of correspondence that I get at the moment come from grandparents who are desperate to see and hold their grandchildren. Given that we are moving into a new phase, with mass testing, will the minister consider introducing a scheme that uses a combination of testing and voluntary self-isolation to enable family members safely to visit older relatives in self-isolation? Does she recognise that such a scheme would give much-needed help to some of our older residents right now?