Civil Society, Politics

A clear message must also give context and hope

The clouds are darkening as I write, but its not just the weather that looks bad. The recent growth in Coronavirus COVID-19 infections is worrying on pretty much every level. Although we should be better informed and better placed to tackle the latest spread, the UK government appears to be changing its messaging at an… Continue reading A clear message must also give context and hope

Digital

What can you do with someone else’s personal data?

Almost every other week I am sent a new phishing email in an effort to obtain my personal data. It seems cyber criminals think the current pandemic provides another opportunity to scam us. It's a very common problem and one that we all need to guard against. One of the key pointers to the message… Continue reading What can you do with someone else’s personal data?

Health & Safety

Your COVID-19 Risk Assessment

In England, decisions on whether or not workplaces should reopen have passed from government to employers. Meanwhile, in Scotland a more cautious approach has seen homeworking remain the default position. Even so, in all the UK nations, more and more workplaces are opening as lockdown is eased. But Coronavirus (COVID-19) has not gone away; and… Continue reading Your COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Politics

Don’t let the COVID-19 messaging lead to complacency

It is no understatement to describe the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 as devastating. But we are now in a much better place than we were in April. Yet as we ease our way out of lockdown, there is surely a real risk of complacency. Messaging from the Scottish government on this has been clear...the virus… Continue reading Don’t let the COVID-19 messaging lead to complacency