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NHS Western Isles and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have identified a number of cases of COVID-19 in the Dun Eisdean Care Home in Stornoway.

Test and Protect is underway.   

The outbreak currently involves 7 individuals.

It's believed to be affecting 3 staff and 4 residents at present. 

Residents’ families have been informed of the current situation and will be kept up to date on an ongoing basis.  

Non-essential visiting at the care home has been suspended for a short period until further notice, due to the number of staff being required to self-isolate.  

Teams from NHS Western Isles and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are supporting the care home with their arrangements for infection prevention and control to help prevent spread of the infection.    

A number of individuals have been identified as close contacts of positive cases and have been required to self-isolate to help prevent further spread of the virus.    

If you have been required to self-isolate, please ensure you do not leave your home because you have or might have COVID-19, and couple potentially pass it on to others.   

  • Do not go to work, school, shops or any other public places   
  • Do not use public transport   
  • Do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or ask someone to bring it to your home   
  • Do not have visitors in your home   
  • Do not go out to exercise   
  • Children must not attend nursery or school   
  • THE ONLY TIME YOU SHOULD LEAVE YOUR HOME IS TO TAKE A COVID-19 TEST OR IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION.