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Month: August 2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland is buying 300 COVID-19 testing machines that can give results in 12 minutes, the Scottish Government said on Wednesday, helping to locate potential outbreaks in remote locations. The devolved Scottish Government, which has power over health policy, said UK life sciences firm LumiraDx would supply at least 500,000 tests under the…... Read More
Secondary school pupils in Scotland will have to wear face coverings when moving through corridors and other communal areas from next week.Scotland's Education Secretary John Swinney announced the move on Tuesday after consulting with teachers and councils on the new guidance. "From 31 August young people over the age of 12 in secondary schools should…... Read More
The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates Scottish secondary school pupils will have to wear masks in areas where physical distancing is not possible, the country's education secretary has confirmed. John Swinney said there will be “obligatory guidance” that pupils should wear face coverings when moving…... Read More
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCoronavirus: Face coverings may be introduced in Scottish high schoolsThe use of face coverings in corridors and communal areas of secondary schools is set to be introduced in Scotland.The government is in the "final stages" of consultations with teachers and councils about having pupils wear face coverings…... Read More
Boris Johnson has been pictured holidaying in Scotland with his fiancee and baby son. The prime minister's partner Carrie Symonds, 32, shared snaps of the family enjoying walks in the Scottish Highlands. In the photos, Mr Johnson is seen smiling while carrying his son Wilfred in a baby sling. Image: The prime minister has been holidaying…... Read More
Scotland’s night-time economy is facing “financial armageddon” due to the coronavirus pandemic, with thousands of jobs set to be axed and hundreds of businesses struggling to survive.More than 1.3 million people are employed within the night-time sector in the UK, The Guardian reports, and it contributes £66bn to the UK economy per annum.However, according to…... Read More
Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again. Invalid emailWe will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.The First Minister has been accused of "badly failing" Scotland's tourism industry, with one Tory MSP sharing emails received…... Read More
Updated / Thursday, 20 Aug 2020 17:54 Fans could return to the Scottish Premiership next month Scottish football and rugby clubs could welcome back a limited number of spectators for the first time since March on 14 September Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Thursday. Her comments to the Scottish Parliament came a week…... Read More