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There's been a new case of Covid-19 in North Uist, reported NHS Western Isles last night (Tuesday June 22).  

NHSWI Chief Executive Gordon Jamieson said that the Test & Protect reaction to the case was already complete.

Today (Wednesday) there are both first and second dose vaccination clinics in the Education Unit of Ospadal nan Eilean in Stornoway so please remember to attend and if you are unable, please let us know and we can reschedule for you. "It's really important to attend your vaccination," Mr Jamieson added. 

if need be, please contact NHSWI to rearrange: 0808 196 8383 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meanwhile, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s Sport and Health team say they are delighted to welcome back a range of indoor and outdoor activities over the last few days – these include badminton, netball and football sessions at Ionad Spòrs Leòdhais.

And badminton, volleyball and football will shortly be recommencing at Lionacleit Sports Centre.

But many restrictions remain in place and people need to be aware of them.  

Tony Wade, Sports Facilities Services Manager, said: “This is a great step forwards on the road back to something that approaches normality. We are delighted to see the return of some of these sports after such a long break but I think it’s important to mention that we are still operating with significant restrictions under Level 0.

"There has been some totally understandable misunderstanding and frustrations that Level 0 means no restrictions, however to ensure everyone’s safety, we are still governed by guidance around social distancing, hygiene, face coverings when not taking part in activities and the requirement for additional ventilation. 

“We are still not able to operate changing rooms at present and we would be very grateful if customers could remember that showering facilities on the poolside remain as ‘rinse only’ and not to use hair and body wash products. It is great news about the success of the vaccination roll out locally and hopefully this will help us move to relax these measures as quickly as we can, as guidance allows.”

Meanwhile the proportion of positive cases throughout Scotland has risen nine times compared to early May. 

Scottish summary: 22 June 2021

  • 2,167 new cases of COVID-19 reported
  • 25,038 new tests for COVID-19 reported results
  • 9.1% of these were positive
  • 4 new reported deaths of people who have tested positive 
  • 171 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 18 people were in intensive care yesterday with recently confirmed COVID-19
  • 3,664,571 people have received the first dose of a Covid vaccination
  • 2,602,753 have received the second dose of a Covid vaccination

(Please note the data flow issue reported yesterday, relating to NHS Grampian, is now resolved and accounts for approximately 15 additional cases in NHS Grampian due to delayed reporting.)