7 #Covid Cases in Orkney – Weekly Update

Orkney has recorded the lowest number of positive Covid cases in Scotland for the week 28th of August to 3rd of September. The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 6,163.

The stats published by Public Health Scotland on 7th of September 2022 are as follows:

The Scottish Government announced today, 7th of September, that Social care staff and visitors are no longer being advised to wear facemasks at all times. It is being recommended to implement the face mask guidance as soon as possible from 14 September, or earlier if they are ready to do so. Click on this link to for more information: Coronavirus (COVID-19): use of face coverings in social care settings including adult care homes

You can download copy of this poster here:

Social Care Minister Kevin Stewart said:

“Our phenomenally successful vaccination programme has driven down infections and saved the NHS from untold pressures.

“Removing the need for facemasks in social care settings including care homes is the latest step in our path to recovering from the pandemic.

“This will make communication and relationships easier in care settings, benefiting mental health and promoting the rights and choices of those working in and using social care.”

This advice remains the same:

  • getting your vaccine when offered to ensure you are fully protected
  • staying at home if you’re unwell with symptoms or have a fever
  • opening windows when socialising indoors
  • wearing a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
  • washing your hands to protect yourself

Care for yourself and others to help slow down the spread of the virus and reduce pressure on our health services.

Thursday 8th of September will be the weekly publication of the Covid related deaths.

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  1. Last week’s ‘Orcadian’ reported that the High Dependency Unit at the Balfour hospital has been ‘temporarily suspended’ and quoted a spokeswoman for NHS Orkney… “The temporary suspension is due to staffing pressures following a number of Covid-related absences.”


    I repeat….

    “As long as those with Covid
    Are in hospital
    Where we can’t see them
    We don’t Care.
    We gather together –
    And have parties.”


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