Covid-19

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 4th January 2021.

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Photo of Rhoda Grant Rhoda Grant Labour

I previously raised with the Scottish Government the issue of people in the Highlands and Islands often not having access to home testing.

I received a letter that said that more priority mailboxes had been set up, along with courier services, to ensure that home testing happened, but today I heard of at least one case in Skye where the courier did not return to pick up the home test, and the person taking the test was forced to use a normal mailbox to return it. As far as I know, they have not received the result of their test. That again calls into question the testing regime and what access people have in remote rural Scotland. What will the First Minister do to ensure that everyone has equitable access to testing?