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Around 80 people are in self-isolation on Lewis and Harris as the impact of the latest Covid-19 outbreak expands.  

And while the self-isolation period is now 10 days, the clock is reset each time a new positive contact is found, meaning that family members where successive positive cases are identified, can end up being in isolation for considerably longer. 

The latest update from NHS Western Isles Chief Executive Gordon Jamieson said last night (Saturday March 6) there had been 4 new cases of COVID-19 linked to the new outbreak which is affecting Lewis and Harris.

This brings this outbreak total to 16 so far.

The outbreak is having a considerable affect on bus services across Lewis and Harris (see timetables below.)

This outbreak has no known connection to the previous Lewis outbreak which seems to have petered out with a total of 95 cases identified. 

Mr Jamieson also said: ”We vaccinated in excess of 900 people over the last two days.

"Having made good progress across the priority groups, we are now extending the vaccination invitation to those aged 55 & over.

"If you are aged 55 or over (or shielding, or an unpaid carer, or are aged 16-64 and in the ‘at risk’ category) you can contact us on 0808 196 8383 to book an appointment."

Scottish summary: 6 March 2021

  • 555 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 22,992 new tests for COVID-19 reported results 
  • 3.0% of these were positive
  • 12 new reported death(s) of people who have tested positive
  • 639 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 63 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 1,743,869 people have received the first dose of a Covid vaccination 
  • 114,081 have received their second dose of a Covid vaccination


Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has issued detailed information on changes to bus services in Lewis and Harris for next week 

The revised timetables and related information can be found on the Comhairle website here

W1 Ness

Operating with new COVID-19 revised Temporary Timetable

W1 Ness Revised Timetable (105.1kB)

W1a Ness Feeder

Please contact operator for update, phone 01851 810323

Ness Evening Service Cancelled

W2 Westside Circular

Operating as per revised temporary timetable

W2 Westside Circular Revised Timetable (123.7kB)

Please Note The 07:00 Carloway Early Worker Bus will also operate and continue to Stornoway and should be booked with Galson Motors on 01851 840269

Westside Evening Service is cancelled

W3 Bernera

Contact Operator, Service will connect with W2 as per W2 Revised Timetable (123.7kB) and Uig Timetable

W4 Uig

Contact Operator Peter Maclennan, Service will connect with W2 Revised Timetable (123.7kB) and as per timetable for service arriving Stornoway 10:05 and Departing Stornoway at 12:00

W5 Point

Operating as per revised temporary timetable

W5 Point Revised Timetable (66.4kB)

W5A Back and Tolsta


W7 Town service

All dedicated runs cancelled, see W5 Point Revised Timetable (66.4kB) for services that are operating

W8 Ranish

Operating as per revised temporary timetable

W8 Ranish Revised Timetable (96.9kB)

Evening service Cancelled

W9 South Lochs

As per Timetable with 15:45 from Stornoway requiring booking on Monday to Thursday and cancelled on Fridays

W10 - Stornoway to and from Tarbert

Operating as per revised temporary timetable

W10 Tarbert to Stornoway Revised Timetable (94.5kB)

W10a - Tarbert to and from Leverburgh

Operating as per revised temporary timetable

W10a Tarbert to Leverburgh Revised Timetable (81.5kB)

W11 to W13 & W15 Harris

As per Timetable but contact operator to confirm

W14 Scalpay

  • Monday to Friday
  • 12.:50 Dept Outend – cancelled
  • Monday to Thursday
  • 13:40 Dept Tarbert - cancelled
  • Otherwise, as current timetable

Current information may be subject to change at very short notice

As people are more likely to need to car share, NHSWI information is included below on how to do this as safely as possible.

NHSWI recommend their new downloadable COVID booklet. This includes important information about symptoms, testing, symptom management at home, and self isolation.

School to reopen:

Safety in the Workplace:

Car sharing as safely as possible: