From midnight 1 September 2020, because of a spike in covid-19 virus spread it has been necessary to reintroduce two significant restrictions previously eased in West Dunbartonshire including Clydebank.
Commenting on the renewed restrictions Clydebank MSP Gil Paterson said: “It is disappointing that these measures have had to be reintroduced but we have to ensure that the virus is not allowed to spread which could take us back to full lockdown and that would be a social and economic disaster.
To date the people of Clydebank have done a great job in observing and following the guidelines and as a result we have made much progress in containing this disease and reopening the schools and the hospitality, leisure and retail sectors and I thank them for their patience and fortitude.
Make no mistake this virus is still with us and could spread very quickly again if we are not vigilant. So, mask wearing, social distancing and hand sanitising measures are absolutely required if we are to return to normal any time soon.”
Mr. Paterson continued: “The National Medical Officer, Professor Jason Leitch recently explained that until we have a vaccine for this insidious disease Scotland has only two tools to fight its spread and to contain the covid-19 virus which are:
"So, we have to ensure that guidelines are observed and everybody participates in the community actions necessary to defeat this coronavirus pandemic.”
"Can I take this opportunity to thank all Bankies again for their patience with the restrictions and their good nature during the pandemic. And can I urge everybody to comply with the guidelines so that we can return to normal life as soon as possible. Stay safe.”