Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Information for the public

Covid-19 - I need helpCommunity support hub

A call centre to provide essential information and support to the most vulnerable people in Orkney has been established which will open on Monday 30th March... more >

Further information about the hub will follow shortly.

Covid-19 - I want to helpAppeal for staff

Are you out of work, recently retired, or can you spare even a couple of hours a week? Orkney Islands Council is looking at ways to staff vital service areas in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and one of the options will be offering additional short-term employment.... more >

Council services

As a Council, we have a responsibility to look at how we deliver our services to the public in the event of Covid-19 cases in Orkney, with the aim of minimising any potential disruption. We already have Business Continuity Plans in place for the delivery of services in situations such as this. If there are any changes to the way services are currently delivered, we will keep you informed via this website and on Facebook and on Twitter.  Further information is available below:


School and nursery closures - key workers

Following the decision by the Scottish Government to close schools and local authority nurseries provision is now in place for the children of key workers which will allow parents and carers to play their part in the national response to Covid-19. A list of the Key Worker categories is available in the 'Related Downloads' section of this page. An application form for key workers is available by clicking the button below.

Find out the latest information for key workers >

Related Downloads

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535


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