NHS Western Isles has today (Wednesday April 29) launched its new dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) health support telephone line for those living and working within the Western Isles.

It is 01851 601151.

This local service has been set up to answer general health queries or concerns from members of the public, health and social care staff and category 1 responders, regarding the Covid-19 situation.www.coronavirus.wi.nhs.scot

Dr Maggie Watts, NHS Western Isles Director of Public Health, said “We know that people still have lots of questions about COVID-19 infection.

"This line will provide an additional resource that can help answer these queries and support our local population in understanding more about the virus, the disease it causes and the important ways in which they can help reduce its impact in our communities.”

Information can also be found at the new local support website, which is a one-stop gateway offering easy access to essential and accurate information. It can be accessed at www.coronavirus.wi.nhs.scot

Please note – if you or a member of your household is experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, then you should still call NHS24 on 111 in the first instance, says NHS Western Isles.

Further information can also be found on NHS Inform at www.nhsinform.scot