McArthur responds to Level 0 move


Confirmation that Orkney is moving to Level 0 is great news and reflects the consistently positive situation we have seen in the islands for some time now. That has only been made possible by the extraordinary success of the local vaccine roll out programme and the efforts made by people in Orkney to keep themselves and our community safe.

Commenting on confirmation that Orkney, along with Scotland’s other islands, will move to Level 0 from Saturday, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur said:

Confirmation that Orkney is moving to Level 0 is great news and reflects the consistently positive situation we have seen in the islands for some time now. That has only been made possible by the extraordinary success of the local vaccine roll out programme and the efforts made by people in Orkney to keep themselves and our community safe.

“I know that the restrictions in place over the winter months have been particularly difficult for islanders. So this latest move towards a return to normality will be met with understandable relief.

Of course, risks remain and it is important for everyone to continue to act responsibly.  This includes making use of the tests that are now more freely available, particularly for those travelling to and from the Scottish mainland.  

“Having worked so hard to see these restrictions eased, we must now make sure there is no going backwards over the months ahead."


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