Working with a national campaign to increase draconian limits of only 5 adults to parent and baby classes, local Lib Dem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton challenged the First Minister about this on the floor of the Scottish Parliament. He won a commitment from the Government to increase these limits to 10 adults for classes where babies are under a year old.
Alex said: “With limits of only 5, many of these classes were unsustainable and forced to close. It’s important to remember that these new parents, particularly the mums will have spent lockdown shielding adrift of vital family and friendship groups. The impact of that on their mental health cannot be overstated.”