16 March - COVID-19 Update

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Shetland has increased to 15 this afternoon.

Support for Self-Isolation Shetland - Coronavirus has been set up on Facebook to support people who are in self-isolation

I’ve spoken with some people in the business community today to discuss the challenges of coronavirus. If you are a business or an individual please don’t hesitate to get in touch via [email protected] or on 01595 690 044 / 01313 486 296.

From today, SIC Housing will only respond to emergency and urgent repair calls. The Repairs Helpdesk contact number is 01595 744399. Community Housing Support will not be carrying out home visits but contact will be maintained via phone. New referrals will be restricted at this time. People should only visit the office at 6 North Ness if they need to make emergency homeless applications.

The BBC and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has issued a joint statement announcing a delay to charges to over 75s TV licence fees until 1 August.

Northlink Ferries has published an update for passengers, available here. Prior to checking in passengers will be asked if they have a new, continuous cough or a high temperature. If so, travel will be refused. Bookings can be amended by contacting Northlink on 0845 6000 449 or 01856 885500 or email [email protected]


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