Older People (Impact of Covid-19)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 14th January 2021.

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Photo of Christina McKelvie Christina McKelvie Scottish National Party

Our focus throughout has been to protect people across Scotland, including people in Glasgow, in James Kelly’s region.

We have a wide range of advice, information and resources available through our Ready Scotland website on how people can stay safe, get help and give help to others during the coronavirus pandemic, and we have provided mental health advice through our Clear Your Head campaign, as well as specific advice on keeping people safe via the FACTS campaign.

People who require to self-isolate have access to information and support via the national helpline, which is connected to local authorities, and wider funding of £350 million has been provided to support work directly in communities.

Vaccinations—which bring us all a bit of hope—are now being rolled out for residents in care homes, older adults and their carers; people over the age of 80 and front-line health and social care workers remain a top priority.