Scottish Care responds to Covid-19 Committee Inquiry on easing lockdown

The Scottish Parliament’s COVID-19 Committee recently sought written and oral evidence on possible options for the Scottish Government’s “exit strategy” from the lockdown restrictions and the extent to which this could involve a phased approach across different localities within Scotland. 

Scottish Care submitted written evidence to the Committee regarding the ways in which lockdown and its easing impacts the social care sector.  Our submission focused on how the sector must be supported and engaged with around four main areas:

  • Impact on vulnerable groups
  • Impact on wellbeing
  • Easing visiting restrictions
  • Testing

Scottish Care’s submission can be read here: https://scottishcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/COVID-Lockdown-Arrangements-Scottish-Care-29-May-2020.pdf

Dr Donald Macaskill also provided oral evidence to the Committee on 10 June 2020.