the cumulative cases from 24th-26th April 2021 includes one case that has arisen as a result of a laboratory processing error for NHS Orkney on 24th April 2021 and will be denotified.
Starting on Monday 26th of April people from mainland Scotland will be able to travel to Orkney.
Reaction to Orkney falling into line with the rest of mainland Scotland and remaining at Level 3 has been mixed in the islands.
” as a result of staying in level 3 for a bit longer, it will be possible for islanders and visitors to travel to and from the islands and I know that will make a difference to individuals and businesses on the islands.”
From Friday 2nd of April, the message in Scotland changes from ‘Stay at Home’ to ‘Stay Local’. Restrictions on non-essential travel remain in place and some services will be able to re-open on Monday 5th of April.
Primary Schools are set to return on Monday 15th of March but Orkney will continue in level 3 until 26th of April.
Orkney Islands Council is seeking even more relaxation for arrangements within the islands and issued a ‘Letter to all Orkney Residents’ on its website explaining its reasoning.