Arran Medical Group - COVID19 Updates & Testing Information

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Health and Social Care - Arran Update on COVID19

Over the past few days there have been a small number (<5) of positive cases of COVID on Arran.

After months of expectant waiting it is understandable that these new cases will add to worries for some.

While the picture can change quickly, we are not seeing cases arise ‘wild’ in the community - when people develop symptoms and it is not clear where they were exposed to the virus.

This gives a better chance of limiting any further spread. Thank you for understanding that no more detail can be given about cases while ensuring the confidentiality we can all expect if affected.

Looking at the rise in positive tests across Scotland it seems certain that more cases will come to the island but we can have some optimism that we are now better prepared to meet this challenge. Earlier this year the outbreaks on Arran were contained with little ability to test those affected. We are now much better placed - with good access to tests, results and a robust contact tracing system.

All of this emphasises the need to keep going with face coverings, social distancing and hygiene measures. It remains vital to immediately isolate, as a household, if anyone develops the symptoms below and to arrange a test.

• a new continuous cough;
• a fever/ temperature of 37.8ºC or above; or
• a new loss of sense of smell or taste;

CALL 01770 601033 to arrange a test – please do not attend without an appointment

It is also worth repeating a message about compassion. These are wearying, worrying times as we all try to do our best in an ever changing situation. It can be all too easy to fall into the trap of listening to the rumour mill and speculation as cases arise. In other areas there have been some examples of cruel and insensitive community gossip often at complete odds with the facts. This can have lasting effects on those affected and their loved ones, who may already be facing difficult times. We must recognise that we cannot know all the details of cases and that the right course is compassion and kindness, not judgment.

Thank you for all your continued efforts and support.