Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 15th December 2020.

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The First Minister:

There is, of course, the clinically vulnerable list as well as the other shielding list, so people in those categories are covered in one way or another. The more fundamental point here, which is a very important point, is that it is not me or the health secretary or any other minister who decides who is on clinically vulnerable lists for clinical reasons. Those decisions are recommended by clinicians because they are the ones who understand the reasons. We will always keep these things under review but, fundamentally, we will continue to act on the basis of the best clinical advice that we have.