Cautious Optimism as only one further case of Covid-19 recorded locally.

Only one further case has been recorded in South Uist.Only one further case has been recorded in South Uist.
Only one further case has been recorded in South Uist.
The latest update from NHSWI Chief Executive, Gordon Jamieson as of this morning (October 9) is for cautious optimism, with only one additional case of COVID-19 yesterday in South Uist.

This brings the total related to the Uist outbreak to 46 (plus one unrelated case in North Uist).

Gordon has thanked everyone for their continued efforts in restricting the spread of this local outbreak.

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The new measures, which come into force at 6pm tomorrow (Friday, October 9) are:

Hospitality (food and drink): all premises may only open indoors between 6am and 6pm, with no sales of alcohol;

• Hospitality (food and drink): premises may open outdoors until 10pm, with sales of alcohol (where licensed);

• Takeaways (including from pubs and restaurants) can continue;

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• Evening meals may be served in accommodation for residents only but no alcohol can be served;

• Current meeting rules, maximum of six people from two households, continue to apply;

• Specific life events, such as weddings and funerals, may continue with alcohol being served, with current meeting rules for these events (20 person limit in regulated premises only).

Additionally, from this weekend, shops are asked to return to two metres physical distancing and reintroduce the mitigations they put in place earlier in the pandemic, including one-way systems.

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