NHS Western Isles has revealed it is dealing with a small coronavirus cluster on the Isle of Lewis.
The health board said three of the island’s residents tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.
Following a short inpatient stay for one; all three individuals are now self-isolating at home.
Gordon Jamieson, chief executive of NHS Western Isles, said: “We would like to reassure our local communities and visitors to the island that we are taking all necessary steps to contact trace and contain the virus, but it is vital that everyone in the Western Isles redouble their efforts and follows the current Scottish Government restrictions and FACTS guidance to limit any spread of the virus.”
F – Face coverings. These should be used in shops and on public transport.
A – Avoid crowded places.
C – Clean your hands frequently, using water and soap whenever possible.
T – Two metres – observe physical distancing.
S – Self-isolate and book a test if you are suffering from Covid-19 symptoms.
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Common Covid-19 symptoms:
- A high temperature (37.8C of greater).
- And/or a new and continuous cough
- And/or a loss or change in your sense of smell and/or taste.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you and your household should self-isolate immediately and book a test.