Ring ahead rule still in place at Oban A&E

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Covid-19 screening and infection control procedures are still in place for people needing A&E help at Oban hospital.

People must ring ahead and wait outside Lorn and The Islands Hospital to be called in, for the safety of both patients and staff. The protocol is in line with national guidance, said an NHS Highland spokeswoman.

The health authority is also working on restoring hospital services it had to pause due to Covid and staff who were re-deployed to other roles during the virus crisis will start to return to their original posts.

There has now been no further deaths from Covid-19 for three weeks in a row in Argyll and Bute, according to figures from the National Records of Scotland (NRS). Statistics last week showed the total number of death certificates listing the virus have remained at 64 since May 31.