The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 4, 971.
The stats for Scotland published on the PHS Daily Dashboard are as follows:
Also today , it has been announced that the PM of the UK Boris Johnson and his Chancellor, Rishi Sunak have both been fined for breaking the laws set in place to limit the transmission of Covid. The fixed penalty fines are for attending a party at Downing Street when such gatherings were illegal. The fixed penalty fines issued by the Met Police are not criminal convictions. Several parties were held in Downing Street whilst the whole country was in lockdown and people were unable to even visit the last days of loved ones who were dying or attend funerals.
- get the vaccine or the vaccine booster
- if you don’t have symptoms take lateral flow tests twice a week, and if visiting someone vulnerable or going to a crowded place
- if you have symptoms – self isolate and book a PCR test
- you must wear a face covering (unless exempt) in most indoor public spaces and on public transport
- open windows when meeting indoors
- wash your hands regularly, and cover your nose and mouth if coughing or sneezing
- work from home as well as the office if you can – businesses and workplaces should follow the safer workplace guidance
- use the apps: COVID status (vaccine passport) and Protect Scotland