Public health measures introduced in Scotland have protected our communities from increased exposure to the deadly virus and allowed frontline workers to continue to work safely.
“Both chairs from NHS Orkney and NHS Shetland routinely share good practice and innovation to support the delivery of high quality care to our respective island communities.
NHS Orkney commenced testing for Covid19 on April 20th 2020.
As of the 21st of June 2020 there had been a total of 4,119 deaths in Scotland where Covid19 was mentioned on the death registration.
NHS Orkney has set up a dedicated helpline for people to use to book a test – 01856 888211. The service is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 7pm and Saturday from 9.30am to 12pm.
As Scotland begins to move into Phase 2 of easing restrictions Orkney has recorded its 9th confirmed case of Covid19 in the islands.
This table illustrates the number of people (staff and residents) in care homes who have been tested in the last week.
Also published was the number of staff and residents in Care Homes who had been tested for Covid 19.
“At this stage, this will be national data though we intend to break it down regionally in the weeks ahead and add more detail to it.” Nicola Sturgeon
Test and Protect – the national strategy aimed at managing the spread of COVID-19 and breaking the chain of transmission – is formally underway in Orkney.