McArthur seeks assurances over supply of protective equipment for health and care staff

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Thursday) sought assurances from both NHS Orkney and Ministers that frontline health and care staff in Orkney will have access to the personal protective equipment (PPE) they need.

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McArthur calls on more support for self-catering businesses

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) called on Ministers to revaluate the criteria for the Coronavirus Business Support Fund to allow self-catering businesses to be included in the list of businesses that can claim support.

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Coronavirus: Latest Information and Advice- 24.03.20

LATEST INFORMATION AND ADVICE- 24.03.20

From the evening of the 23rd of March, further measures have been introduced. 

You may now only leave your home for the following reasons: 

  1. Shopping for basic necessities, which should only happen once a day. 
  2. One form of exercise a day, like a run, walk or cycle, either alone or with members of your household. 
  3. Any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  4. Travelling to and from work but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home. 

You should not meet friends or family members other than for essentials, and should do this as little as you can. You should use food delivery services where you can. 

Social events must not take place, including weddings and christenings. Funerals may be take place, but even they are restricted to immediate family only. 

Gatherings of more than two people will no longer be allowed to happen. 

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Coronavirus: Latest Information and Advice- 23.03.20

Business support

Orkney Islands Council is meeting today to discuss the latest situation and possible additional measures that may need to be taken. OIC has received representations from various local business organisations regarding the support announced so far by the UK and Scottish Governments and where gaps remain to be filled. I will circulate more information in due course when this becomes available.

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Coronavirus: Latest Information and Advice

SUPPORT AND ADVICE

This is an anxious and uncertain time, but please do contact the constituency office if you have any questions or concerns.

You can email us at:
Liam.mcarthur.msp@parliament.scot
Alistair.carmichael.mp@parliament.uk

Or phone on 01856 876541

Meantime, I hope you find the following practical advice and information helpful.

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Northern Isles parliamentarians respond to Loganair announcement

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur and Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael have responded to the announcement that Loganair is reducing flights with an emergency timetable due to the impact of coronavirus.

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McArthur backs calls for action on energy bills

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has today (Wednesday) backed calls from Ed Davey, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats, for UK Ministers to introduce greater flexibility for customers who cannot top up their prepaid electricity or gas meters online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Orkney Parliamentary Office Arrangements

Due to the ongoing public health situation and in the interest of safety for both constituents and staff, the Orkney Parliamentary office will be closed for face-to-face meetings until further notice. Alistair, Liam and our staff will continue to handle enquiries, and we would be grateful if you could contact us by email, telephone or in writing.

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Local Advice and Support on the Coronavirus

SUPPORT AND ADVICE

This is an anxious and uncertain time, but please do contact the constituency office if you have any questions or concerns.

You can email us at:
Liam.mcarthur.msp@parliament.scot
Alistair.carmichael.mp@parliament.uk

Or phone on 01856 876541

Meantime, I hope you find the following practical advice and information helpful.

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McArthur recognises extraordinary work of Marie Curie team in Orkney

Orkney’s MSP, Liam McArthur, has recognised the extraordinary work of those delivering Marie Curie services across communities in Orkney.

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