The scheme is currently open and details of the eligibility criteria and the application form can be accessed through local authority websites.
In an update on the overall Covid-19 situation in the Fort William area, NHS Highland told the Lochaber Times on Tuesday it was aware of a total of 20 cases of the virus within the local community identified over the past couple of weeks. Most of these cases are linked as part of local community clusters.
Forbes welcomes ‘targeted approach’ to new Covid measures but Grant says ‘unfair’ on hospitality trade
Local MSP Kate Forbes said she supports the fact that these measures recognise the particular challenges in the central belt and do not impose all of the same restrictions on a national basis.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told MSPs she was very aware that in every decision taken, lives and jobs were at stake and no decisions were taken lightly.
Fourteen positive cases were confirmed by Sunday, leading to the closure of Uist schools, the Daliburgh care home, Cothrom Òg nursery and Am Politician pub on Eriskay.