The cumulative total of positive Covid cases in Orkney is now at 143 as 2 new cases have been recorded.
The stats for Scotland published on 22nd of July are as follows.
- 1,825 new cases of COVID-19 reported
- 33,280 new tests for COVID-19 that reported results
- 6.0% of these were positive
- 22 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
- 58 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 488 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
- 3,989,927 people have received the first dose of the Covid vaccination and 3,028,271have received their second dose
People are reminded to :
- get the vaccine when you are offered it
- wear a face covering, clean hands and surfaces regularly
- avoid crowded places and stay 1m away from other people
- meet outside if you can, and open windows when indoors
- if you have symptoms get a test and stay at home
- take regular tests if you don’t have symptoms to reduce the risk of spreading the virus
- use the Protect Scotland and Check-in Scotland apps
Travelling to the Scottish islands: pre-departure testing
To reduce the risk of coronavirus being brought into island communities, we are encouraging anyone planning to travel to a Scottish island to test before they do so.
You can order rapid lateral flow tests for delivery to your home anywhere in the UK and they should arrive within 24-48 hours.
You should test three days before you plan to travel and then again on the day of departure. If you test positive, you should complete your period of self-isolation before you begin your journey.
If your test result is negative it is not a guarantee that you do not have coronavirus. You must continue to follow national and local restrictions, including coronavirus guidance. If you develop coronavirus symptoms you must self-isolate and book a PCR test.
This is a voluntary scheme and you will not need evidence of a negative test to travel to a Scottish island. However, we encourage you to participate in order to reduce the risk that you inadvertently carry coronavirus into one of our island communities.
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