Highland Council Placed into Level 1 From Monday

Scottish Greens Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie (pictured) has urged everyone in the Highlands to familiarise themselves with local restrictions and abide by the new rules to help bring the coronavirus crisis under control.

John Finnie made the call as it was confirmed that Highland Council would be placed into level 1 from Monday.

John Finnie MSP said:

“I know that last few months have been hard for people in the Highlands, particularly those who have lost a loved one due to the pandemic.

“It’s essential that we all continue to follow local guidance to allow us the bring the virus under control as soon as possible.

“It’s important to that both governments make adequate support available to individuals and businesses to support them through these difficult times.

“Clarification is required on what support will be available when restrictions change if the area is moved up or down a level.

“The UK Government’s decision to end the furlough wage support scheme at this time is hugely irresponsible and I once again urge the Chancellor to reconsider. 

“Highland Council must also be given the resources it requires to continue supporting the most vulnerable in our communities, and ensure it can enforce regulations as necessary.”