Announced today, 10th of November, by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, was a review of the tiers assigned to each Local Authority area.
Orkney is to remain at Level 1, however, groups of 2 households of up to 6 people will now be permitted to meet indoors.
Summary of reasons for Orkney at Tier 1
- Continued low level of cases and test positivity rate.
- Sustained low levels should be basis of potential allocation to level 0.
- Situation should continue to be monitored.
- Orkney continues to be allocated to level 1
The FM warned that importation of the virus into island areas: Orkney, Western Isles and Shetland, was a real danger. As a result the Scottish Government will be issuing guidance about travel to and from the islands.
The clear guidance will be to avoid in-house mixing if you have arrived into Orkney.
No Local Authority will be going up to tier 4 in Scotland from Friday. 3 areas have moved up from tier 2 to 3: Fife, Perth & Kinross and Angus. All other areas have remained at their present levels. You can find all the information and the reasons for the decisions here:
The stats for Scotland as of the 10th of November are:
- 832 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 39 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 102 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 1,239 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 10,499 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results – 9.5% of these were positive
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