Jonathan Best, Chief Operating Officer for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: “It is essential all outpatients continue to attend appointments as normal, as these are not impacted by the new restrictions in place and it’s extremely important we’re able to continue delivering care and treatment to patients across Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
“However, by this point the damage was done. This matter has not only been the worst kind of political smear, the false allegation has equally resulted in security implications for myself and my family given its serious and personal nature.”
The announcement comes following an increase in cases in the area which the Scottish Government attributed to community transmission due to indoor gatherings and parties where guidelines were not followed.
Don’t moan about it though. A community gets the politicians it deserves if they don’t bother to get off their backsides and go out and vote.
Restrictions come into effect at midnight (Tuesday 1 September), initially for 2 weeks. Learn more gov.scot/coronaviruslocal
People living in these areas:
should not meet other households in indoor household settings, whether in these areas or elsewhere
can continue to meet other households outside e.g. in gardens or hospitality
should be extra vigilant and follow all guidance
It is undoubtedly true that this pandemic has introduced into the lives of many people fear and apprehension about the whole situation. On the other hand there are those for whom the whole situation has passed by as little more than an annoyance to their usual habits in life and are determined not to let it affect them in any way. Fear is not on their agenda. Most sensible people, I suspect, would think of this latter group as at times irresponsible if not downright stupid.