Scottish Greens West of Scotland MSP Ross Greer has praised the overwhelming majority of people in Renfrewshire for complying with Scottish Government advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.

Research published by Google shows the drastic lifestyle changes many of us have made in order to stop the transmission of COVID19.

In Renfrewshire visits to non-food shops are down 86%, while workplaces have seen a drop of 58% as many people heed advice to work from home. The figures also show a significant increase in the number of people spending time in residential areas, with a 29% increase in Renfrewshire.

Greer, said: “The current situation is putting people under an enormous amount of pressure and changing the way we all live our lives. As this data shows people across Renfrewshire have made significant changes to their daily routines and they deserve an enormous amount of credit for that. Only by following the official guidance to stay at home can we protect the NHS and save lives.

“I know how hard this is proving for so many people, including our most vulnerable. Please know that your MSPs, MPs and councillors are still here and working hard on your behalf. If you are struggling with anything at all, please reach out and we will try to help.”

By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News