Scottish government inadequately prepared for Covid – watchdog

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Report points to failures to improve availability of PPE and capability of social care after readiness exercises

The Scottish government was not adequately prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report by the country’s public spending watchdog.

The Audit Scotland report found that, despite three preparedness exercises since 2011, ministers had failed to follow up on recommendations to improve availability of PPE and the capability of social care.

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