The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland welcomes the First Minister’s statement to the Scottish Parliament this afternoon on further measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Scotland.

The Scottish Government’s decision to commit resources to Scottish local authorities for additional Environmental Health Officers, in order that local authorities significantly step up inspection and enforcement, to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Scotland is especially welcome.

The pandemic has certainly raised the profile of Environmental Health and never has there been a better time to attract, educate, and train more people for the profession than there is today.