First Minister calls for caution as Scotland set to move to Level 0

14 July 2021

After the announcement that most Covid restrictions in England would be lifted on 19 July (see Emphasis on “personal responsibility” as restrictions ease , Scotland is set to follow suit — although it will retain a number of public health measures.

Alarming rise in suicides in the construction industry

13 July 2021

Glasgow Caledonian University research on suicide statistics from 2015 to 2019 has shown that the number per 100,000 for construction workers rose from 26 to 29 in the four years to 2019. However, unskilled workers, such as labourers, have seen their rate rise from 48 to just over 73 suicides per 100,000.

EU launches its Digital Covid Certificate scheme

12 July 2021

The EU Digital Covid Certificate Regulation entered into application at the beginning of this month and all but one of the 27 Member States have begun issuing the certificates.