Ian Peter MacDonald, chairman of the West Highland Museum, said he was delighted that Museums and Galleries Scotland has awarded a sum to support an education officer for the West Highland Museum in Fort William.
The initial focus is those at the greatest risk of Covid-19 infection, including those living in care homes.
The Distance Aware scheme is a voluntary initiative to help those on the Highest Risk List or anyone who feels worried about mixing with others as we adapt to living with Covid-19.
‘We want to keep providing our services as usual in Highland but cannot avoid the fact that local government like other businesses will be adversely affected by the highly infectious Omicron variant.’ – Cllr Margaret Davidson.
NHS Highland’s Chief Officer (Acute) Katherine Sutton said the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in local communities was having a direct impact on hospital staffing levels.
Essential Visits such as End of Life; birth partners; children; patients with acute mental health issues; and those with dementia, learning disabilities or autism, can be made more than once a day if required.
Dr Nick Phin, Director of Public Health Science and Medical Director, said early evidence suggests that this new Covid variant is much more transmissible.