Covid-19 Update: 1505 18th September 2020, from NHS Western Isles

There have been no further positive tests through the NHS Western Isles testing system today.

The number of positive tests reported by NHS Western Isles remains at 8, with the last reported case in June.

We can, however, confirm that a Western Isles resident has tested positive for COVID-19 through a private testing centre, whilst off island.

This test cannot be verified by NHS Western Isles as it was not an NHS test, and the individual has not been retested by NHS Western Isles as they remain off island.

NHS Western Isles was notified of this test result and has advised the individual to self-isolate, and to ensure they do not use public transport.

NHS Western Isles has also completed Test and Protect requirements and has advised all identified contacts to self isolate for 14 days.


F – Face coverings.

A – Avoid crowded places.

C – Clean your hands frequently, using water & soap whenever possible.

T – Two metres – observe physical distancing.

S – Self-isolate and book a test if you are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.