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Covid-19 briefing: Monday 20 December 2021 Today’s briefing includes updates on: • Guidance on reducing the risks in schools • December and January Business Support Top Up • Fit note: guidance for patients and employees • Drop-in vaccination centres • Lateral Flow Device (LFD) testing • Reminder: covid helpline
Covid-19 briefing: Friday 17 December 2021 The latest covid briefing includes guidance for business and on visiting care homes and hospitals, a call from the JCVI for pregnant women to come forward for COVID-19 vaccination, the booster vaccine rollout for 18-29 year olds; the covid vaccine is to be prioritised ahead of flu, update on the council's covid helpline for residents; 11 countries removed from international travel red list; the Armed forces supporting vaccine rollout; the G7 leaders: “deeply concerned” over Omicron variant and updates on the Scottish and UK Covid Public Inquiries.
Picture perfect Christmas Festive figures have started appearing in towns and villages across Inverclyde to help spread some Christmas cheer.
Covid briefing: Monday 13 December 2021 Today’s briefing includes updates on Contingency arrangements stepped up; Booster vaccine rollout; Self-isolation changes; Business ventilation fund; Vaccinators recruitment; Public Health Scotland urges public to defer Christmas parties and #protectInverclyde
Public Health Scotland urges public to defer Christmas parties Given the number of COVID-19 outbreaks, particularly those caused by Omicron, that are being linked to Christmas parties, Public Health Scotland is urging people to defer such parties at this time.
Silver award for Inverclyde telecare service Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership has been awarded the Silver Digital Telecare Implementation Award in recognition of the progress made on its analogue to digital telecare transition project.
Inverclyde joins new regional economic strategy A new economic strategy has been launched for Glasgow City Region, including Inverclyde, to impact wider public sector policy, decision-making and spend over the next 10 years for an area of 1.8 million residents and 50,000 businesses.
Supporting Small Business Saturday Saturday 4 December 2021 is the annual Small Business Saturday encouraging consumers to buy locally.
Supporting International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 A flag will fly at the Inverclyde Council headquarters in Greenock in support of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
CVS Inverclyde Hosts Successful Annual Conference Inverclyde Council chief executive, Louise Long, was among the keynote speakers at the annual CVS Inverclyde third sector conference.