Moving out of lockdown is a phased process and we should all act with caution. We’ve made progress and do not want to put that progress at risk.
We’ve put together a list of links to local authorities and organisations which may be helpful for my constituents.
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Full details of current provision of public services and support systems.
NHS Western Isles
Full information for the public and carers on current services and details including community support, volunteering, and more.
Testing has now been extended to include children under the age of 5 in the islands. Anyone with symptoms can now book a test via the local phoneline: 01851 601 151 or email email@example.com
The phoneline will be staffed from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday with an answering machine available outwith those hours.
An online booking form is now also available from the NHS Western Isles Coronavirus website at: https://www.coronavirus.wi.nhs.scot/ ‘Public & Carers’, ‘Facts & Support’, ‘COVID-19 Testing’ directly at: https://www.coronavirus.wi.nhs.scot/?page_id=2195)
Information on additional support when isolating can be found at www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus
Full details of current national situation regarding Covid-19 including any details of Phase 1 and 2.
There are now less restrictions on travel on Calmac ferries to the islands. Find full details and timetables here:
Calmac have published the next phases of timetable for 1 July to 18 October. From 22 July, bookings will be open on a rolling 7-week period.
Details of current flights to and from the islands.
@HighlandsIslandsPoliceDivision on Facebook
@WIslesPolice on Twitter
Fire and Rescue Services
Information on keeping safe at home
@hmcoastguardwesternislesskyeandlochaber on Facebook