Isles representatives hold first in-person surgery since start of pandemic

Orkney and Shetland MP, Alistair Carmichael, and Shetland MSP, Beatrice Wishart, will hold a joint constituency advice surgery on Friday 18 September in Islesburgh Community Centre in Lerwick. To ensure public safety and in compliance with government COVID-19 rules, the surgery will practise necessary social distancing with regular hand hygiene, face masks and use of plastic screens. Demand for slots at the surgery has been high and constituents are advised that appointments are required to ensure social distancing. Appointments are available with either Mr Carmichael or Ms Wishart.


Commenting, Alistair Carmichael said:

“I am glad that we are able to begin the return to in-person constituency advice surgeries this week, while taking all precautions to ensure it is done safely. Whatever the matter, I would encourage all constituents to arrange an appointment if they require support. The past months have been exceptionally busy for us in correspondence and we want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to discuss issues they are facing.


“Necessary precautions will be exercised to the highest standard to ensure this is a safe space for all involved. As always, constituents can also contact us anytime by email or by phoning the parliamentary offices.”


Ms Wishart said:

“We know that some people feel issues are best discussed face to face so I’m pleased we are able to hold an in-person surgery. Hygiene and distancing measures will be in place to help keep constituents safe.


“Do please get in touch if there’s anything you feel we can help you with as your parliamentary representatives.”

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