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Orkney records eight new COVID cases

A total of eight new cases of COVID-19 have been attributed to Orkney during the past 24 hours, according to figures published by the Scottish Government.

As of Monday, November 15, Orkney’s COVID case total for the pandemic reached 830.

Ahead of a press briefing this afternoon, NHS Orkney announced that it will be extending opening times at the COVID Assessment Centre from Tuesday, November 16.

NHS Orkney is continuing to encourage everyone in the community age over 12 years to undertake twice-weekly lateral flow testing. The health authority is also urging folk to be mindful of hand and respiratory hygiene, and to stick to the guidelines when it comes to PCR testing and self-isolation.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms or receive a positive lateral flow result, you must immediately self-isolate and book a PCR test. You can do this by phoning the COVID Assessment Centre on 01856 888211.