Moray MP Douglas Ross has welcomed a U-turn from the Scottish Government on the number of adults allowed to attend parent and toddler sessions.
The Scottish Conservative leader has been calling for action following concerns raised by constituents attending local groups.
Under the national Covid-19 guidelines, no more than five adults could be in the same room at the same time.
However, Nicola Sturgeon yesterday (Monday) announced that the cap would be increased to 10 parents in classes where the babies are aged 12 months or younger.
Scottish Conservative MP for Moray Douglas Ross said:
“It is very welcome to see the Scottish Government change tack on this.
“Along with my party colleagues at Holyrood, I had called for action to address this unfair policy which was putting the future of some parent and baby groups at risk.
“I know from my own family’s experience that these classes are hugely beneficial for babies and parents alike.
“The restriction on the number of adults present didn’t make a lot of sense and were unworkable for many groups. I was contacted by many parents from Moray who were concerned about this.
"So I am pleased to see that the Scottish Government has listened to the concerns we raised on behalf of parents and has made changes.
“Although this will only affect groups where the children are 12 months or younger, this is a step in the right direction and will be welcomed by many families here in Moray.”