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Coronavirus / Health board confirms further Covid case

ISLANDERS have once again been urged to be vigilant in following the FACTS rules after another Covid case has been recorded in Shetland.

NHS Shetland has confirmed that the latest case is again linked to travel to the Scottish mainland and is not linked to the small cluster in Whalsay two weeks ago.

Interim director for public health Dr Susan Laidlaw said contact tracing was now under way.

“The vaccinations do offer protection against the [Delta] variant and prevent serious illness, but you can still contract Covid and be infectious, and not everyone is vaccinated as yet,” she said.

“For this reason, it remains important to continue keeping to the FACTS to prevent spread of Covid.”

The FACTS advice include: Wearing a Face covering; Avoiding crowds, Cleaning hands, keeping Two metres apart and Self-isolating and booking a PCR test if displaying Covid symptoms.

People are advised that the can self refer for a PCR through the NHS Shetland website.

With Shetland in level zero anyone travelling back to Shetland from the UK mainland is strongly advised to do a lateral flow test (LFD).

Tests can be ordered online by using this link. They usually arrive by post within two days.

There is also information about Covid in Shetland on this webpage.