Operational Note: Bus pass applications now online
Shetland residents can now apply for a bus pass online, with Shetland now included among the list of local authorities accepting online applications for the National Entitlement Card (NEC).
In-school provision for key workers’ children
With continued evidence of community transmission of the COVID virus in Shetland, parents and employers are being asked to do what they can to support the in-school provision for key workers' children
Business Fund eligibility changes
There are changes in local eligibility for the Strategic Framework Business Fund, following the Scottish Government’s decision to place Shetland in COVID protection Level Three.
New term arrangements for Schools and ELC settings
All schools and Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings in Scotland, including Shetland, will now be closed until Monday 1 February 2021, except for children of key workers and vulnerable children
Operational note: Recycling collections - Whalsay
Household recycling collections in Whalsay will be rescheduled to next Tuesday (5th), after problems with the essy kert in Whalsay today.
Ferries move to restricted timetable and bookings system
From Sunday morning, Shetland’s inter-island ferry service will move to a restricted timetable. The decision has been taken in order to preserve the overall resilience of the service.
Convener calls for the community to pull together over the coming weeks
As extensive contact tracing for Covid-19 continues across the isles, Council Convener Malcolm Bell says the whole community can play their part in keeping everyone safe this Hogmanay.
Operational Note: Changes to Library Services and Ferries
In response to the increased number of Covid-19 cases in Shetland, service changes have been made to Shetland Library and inter-island Ferry Services.
Support available as contact tracing continues
With increasing evidence of community transmission of COVID19 on a large scale in the isles, Shetland Islands Council would like to remind anyone who is being called on to self-isolate that support is available.
Suspension of indoor visits to all local care centres
As contact tracing for Covid-19 continues across Shetland, and with the number of confirmed cases continuing to rise, the decision has been taken to suspend indoor visits to all local care centres.