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Aberdeenshire Council closes all schools and facilities for 48 hours and NHS Grampian suspends Shire vaccination clinics

By David Porter

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Due to the difficulties following Storm Arwen, Aberdeenshire Council have made the decision to close all Shire schools on Monday, November 29 and Tuesday, November 30 to pupils and staff.

Currently, there is no expectation for pupils to be accessing Google Classroom from home, as many families and staff may still be without power.

Aberdeenshire Library and Information Service has also posted this evening that as a result of the ongoing disruption caused by Storm Arwen the decision has been taken to close all Live Life Aberdeenshire facilities to the public on Monday , November 29 and Tuesday 30.

Waste services - All Aberdeenshire Household Recycling Centres will remain closed on Monday.

The council anticipate household waste collections will proceed as normal but residents should anticipate some disruption.

NHS Grampian has also suspended all vaccination centres on Monday, November 29.

A spokesperson said: "Due to ongoing issues, all of our Aberdeenshire Vaccination Centres will be closed tomorrow, Monday 29.

Please re-arrange online at https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine/invitations-and-appointments/rearrange-or-opt-out-of-your-coronavirus-vaccination-appointmentor call the national vaccination helpline on 0800 030 8013 if you cannot get online.

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