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[ Sunday, 01 March 2020 - Tuesday, 31 March 2020 ]
1 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in WI
NHS Western Isles has today confirmed the first two cases of COVID-19 in the Western Isles.
A Comhairle spokesperson, said: “Whilst disappointing this is not unexpected and for several weeks now the Comhairle…
2 Comhairle Responds to Loganair’s Concerns
Responding to the concerns raised by Loganair over the future of the airline industry as a consequence of the impacts of coronavirus, and calls for financial support for airlines, Cllr Uisdean Robertson,…
3 Support Helpline
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has established a dedicated service to collect details of individuals throughout the Western Isles who are looking for support during Covid-19.
4 Learning Disability Service
On advice from the Scottish Government, the Comhairle’s Learning Disability Service will with immediate effect be closing Learning Disability Day Centers.
5 Statement from Comhairle Leader
The Comhairle Leader has spoken about the ongoing work being carried out by the Comhairle and other agencies across the Western Isles in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
6 Comhairle Establishes Volunteer Registration
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has launched an online form and Contact Centre 01851 822899 to collect details of individuals and community groups throughout the Western Isles looking to provide volunteering…
7 Comhairle Services Update
Householders who present their bins for collection as the collection vehicle approaches are reminded to keep their distance for collection staff and remain at least 2 metres from their…
8 Gaelic Resources for Nursery and Primary School Children
Given the current Covid-19 crisis, the Comhairle has put together some useful links to provide parents - particularly those who do not speak Gaelic themselves - with Gaelic learning and support materials.
9 Train at Home
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar are working with Technogym, the Comhairle’s fitness equipment suppliers, to offer access to a free ‘Train at Home’ workout package.
10 Further Restrictions on Care Home Visits
In light of the updated Scottish Government advice around reducing the risk of spreading Covid-19 and shielding vulnerable groups, the Comhairle has taken the decision to restrict Care Home visiting to…
11 Additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Update from Jack Libby, Head of Community Care:
"Following discussions with the Scottish Government earlier today, the Scottish Government have decided to view the 3 island authorities as having ‘unique…
12 Self-Catering Industry Support
Comhairle Leader, Roddie Mackay, has written to Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, regarding the current lack of funding support for the Self-Catering Industry in the recently announced support packages.