Dear Orkney News,
I have sent this letter to NHS Orkney.
Hello NHSO we all know you are working arduously to get on top of this outbreak.
Would it be possible for you to consider New Zealand testing measures?
All contacts traced are tested at beginning of their imposed self isolation and again before reengaging with the community .
I just listened to BBC Radio Orkney explaining traced contacts have been required to self isolate, and will be tested should they become symptomatic.
Would the New Zealand duel testing not help you identify the asymptomatic persons traced, and help then identify their contacts , should they test positive?
I only say as you stated in the radio you are only testing should they become symptomatic .
We are a tiny community and numbers are small and manageable and our FM stated she would place lockdown restrictions if necessary.
Please if everything possible from every angle is done could you , our own NHSO save our community from the risk of future lockdown restrictions.
The Asymptomatic carrier of covid is its greatest power , please use your power to find these unknowing victims.
Thank you and thank you for all your efforts .
Yours, Anna Johnston, Orkney