Demand for Scottish volunteer scheme to help NHS and pupils

Scottish Conservative MSP Miles Briggs, said thousands of Scots were ready to help the NHS, yet there was still no scheme available to direct their efforts, The Scotsman is reporting.

Yesterday, UK health secretary Matt Hancock said members of the public, who showed no symptoms of the virus, could help out hospitals and patients with a range of tasks, and called for a “volunteer army” of 250,000.

Now the Scots Tory health spokesman Miles Briggs has said the Scottish Government should create a similar scheme. “So far, both the Scottish and UK governments have worked really well together as we face this unprecedented crisis. Now this volunteering scheme has been set up for England, this would be another good way for both to collaborate,” he said.

A plea has also been made for the government to recruit an “army of online tutors” to ensure children learning at home don’t fall behind.

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