Here to help – Covid-19

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

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: ‘Public & Carers’, ‘Facts & Support’, ‘COVID-19 Testing’ directly at:

 Information on additional support when isolating can be found at

Scottish Government

Full details of current national situation regarding Covid-19 including details of phase 3

Ferry travel

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.

Air services

Details of current flights to and from the islands.

Police Scotland

@HighlandsIslandsPoliceDivision on Facebook

@WIslesPolice on Twitter

Fire and Rescue Services

Information on keeping safe at home


@hmcoastguardwesternislesskyeandlochaber on Facebook