Tier three level for Inverclyde


Comment from Inverclyde Council Leader following confirmation that the area has been put into level three as part of the Scottish Government’s new five-tier approach to combating covid-19.

Inverclyde Council Leader, Councillor Stephen McCabe said: “This news I am sure will be disappointing to many residents and businesses but I hope Inverclyde continues to lead the way in the central belt in keeping the infection rate lower because that is the way to get into the lower tiers.

“As part of the national negotiations with the Scottish Government we pressed that Inverclyde, because of our lower rates, could have started in this new system at tier 2.  If needs be we could have even accommodated a new ‘tier 2 plus’ if it was felt there was a need for some limited travel restrictions.

“To those residents and businesses right across Inverclyde it is important that we thank them for the work they have all been doing to keep themselves and each other safe from covid-19.  That work must not be undone by any short term disappointment at the current position.  I urge you to continue to follow the guidance, make sure that you protect yourself and others and you will continue to save lives from this awful virus.”