The apprenticeship levy was introduced back in April 2017, with no consultation of the Scottish Government, despite apprenticeships and skills being devolved. So far, the UK Government has resisted calls from employers to suspend the levy during the pandemic.
The new guidelines that were issued for childminders who are returning to work state that they can take children from four separate households. The Scottish Government has yet to issue guidelines on grandparents who are responsible for the childcare of their grandchildren.
Mr Harvie told the Holyrood parliament: “As if the pandemic itself was not enough to deal with, the world is watching with horror events in the United States, where systematic police brutality is being endorsed and encouraged by racism at the highest political level.
“Why are care homes being failed again? Surely, by now, mobile testing teams or general practitioners should have visited every care home in Scotland. Is the First Minister’s Government not letting care homes down all over again?”
The FM said: “In my view, the figures reinforce the decision that we took last week to ease some lockdown restrictions but to do so very slowly and carefully.
Two secondary schools in Argyll and Bute are leading the way in Scottish education when it comes to delivering remote, digital learning opportunities.