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Updated Scalloway cafe given go-ahead to serve alcohol outdoors
Council / Opportunity for SIC to ‘build back better’ as isles move out of lockdown, councillors hear
Coronavirus / Development chairman warns community could ‘really suffer’ from unemployment in next couple of years
Coronavirus / Petition on quicker Covid-19 testing turnaround to be passed to NHSNHS Shetland chief executive Michael Dickson says health board ‘acknowledges and accepts the concerns’ over by some over faster turnaround
Council / Town hall to welcome some councillors as meetings take ‘hybrid’ form
Coronavirus / Petition calls for quick turnaround time for all Covid-19 tests in case of second spike
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Council / SIC may need to make ‘difficult decisions’ to maintain financial balance
Community / Reopening museum will cost ‘significant sums of money’
Updated Wind farm compound gets planning approval
Education / SIC to submit plan for reopening schoolsTransport a major factor in planning for return of schools, says education and families committee chairman George Smith
Council / Decision on knitwear van planning appeal deferred
Transport / Travelling on inter-island ferries to meet family outdoors now permitted, SIC confirms
Coronavirus / Almost £7.5m provided to local businesses during pandemic
Council / More home working a possibility for council
Council / Plaudits for staff as council works to get bairns back to school
Council / SIC facing more than £1m in additional costs as coronavirus impacts financesThe council estimates it is on course to lose £1.6m in income over the space of four months
Education / No plans to open schools in evenings as part of blended learning model
Council / SIC convener keen to see return of face-to-face council meetings
Coronavirus / Arts agency expects to come through Covid-19 crisis but warning made about ‘scale of challenge’ for creative sector
Coronavirus / Community council chairman sounds warning over economic impact of Covid-19
Coronavirus / Pharmacists playing important role in pandemic, councillor says
Coronavirus / Care home was ‘absolutely in line with guidance’ when Covid-19 outbreak struck
Health and social care budget rises by 10 per cent but warning made over Covid-19 impact
Energy / New road for Viking Energy construction traffic given go-ahead by planners
Energy / Cable developer responds to concerns from mussel farmers
Coronavirus / Care homes have been ‘managing the Covid-19 situation well’
Council / Councillor disappointed SIC did not get to see lockdown exit proposals at ‘earliest opportunity’
Coronavirus / SIC leader ‘extremely cautious’ of isles leaving lockdown at different pace
Council / SIC representatives resign from valuation joint board
Coronavirus / Health board to use local staff as ‘far as possible’ for Covid-19 contact tracingDetails also being finalised over how swab kits will be sent to Glasgow quickly as criteria for testing widens to anyone with symptoms
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