The Comhairle’s Learning Disability Service will with immediate effect be closing Learning Disability Day Centres on advice from the Scottish Government.

A Comhairle spokesperson, said: “We realise this will have a significant impact on individuals and carers who have relied on this form of support, therefore we are exploring ways in which we can support a small number of service users in a different way, including at home.

"In any such arrangement, our staff will remain vigilant about their own health and will not visit clients if they feel unwell.

“We will prioritise individuals with the most complex of needs – those where we consider that there is significant carer strain, or risk of a caring situation unravelling."