The latest data confirms 555 tests have been carried out in Orkney so far, with 388 since the beginning of May. The figures are correct as of the 1st of June 2020.
Since the beginning of March, Orkney has had 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The Test & Protect scheme means anyone over the age of 5 with the recognised symptoms of COVID-19 can access testing.
Chief Executive Gerry O’Brien said:
“It is down to the great work and commitment from all those who live and work in Orkney that we have kept positive results so low, but we must not get complacent. As the lockdown is being relaxed and people begin moving around more freely, we will be exposed again
“To keep safe, our community must continue to stick to the hygiene and infection control guidelines.”
- Wash hands with soap and water;
- Keep 2m (6 feet) away from other people when out of your own home as much as you can;
- Wear face coverings when out as advised by the Scottish Government, for example on public transport;
- Abide by physical / social distancing rules including who you are allowed to meet with and where.