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Coronavirus / Prepare for Covid, health board urges people as seven more test positive

NHS Shetland is once again reminding local people to take extra care when out and about as Covid-19 continues to circulate in the community.

Seven new cases were recorded for Shetland during the last 24 hours in the latest Scottish Government figures, updated this afternoon (Sunday).

The local health board says that most of the new cases were unrelated and linked to different journeys to and from mainland Scotland.

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Public health principal Elizabeth Robinson said avoiding crowded places and following strict hand hygiene were the best ways of preventing infection.

“Travel south continues to be a significant risk factor,” she said.

“We are also aware that people who have travelled to Shetland, and then become positive, are not making contingency plans for finding accommodation if they are required to isolate in Shetland.

“People should be aware that anyone moving around the country will be advised to isolate immediately if they test positive, develop symptoms or are a contact of someone who is positive. Everyone needs to have arrangements in place should this happen.”

Guidance around isolation and what to do when tested positive can be found at the NHS Inform website.

Scotland-wide there were 3,190 new cases over the last 24 hours.

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