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  • Reminder - new food labelling requirements from 1 October

    Reminder - new food labelling requirements from 1 October

    Orkney Islands Council’s Environmental Health team are reminding local food businesses that new legislation which requires food businesses in Scotland to include detailed ingredient and allergen information on labels for prepacked for direct sale (PPDS) foods will become law on 1 October 2021.

    09 September 2021

  • Joint NHS Orkney/OIC statement - West Mainland Cluster Covid Update

    As of Thursday lunchtime (9 September) there were 13 positive PCR test results and a further 6 positive lateral flow results that are awaiting PCR tests from the West Mainland cluster.

    NHS Orkney Consultant in Public Health, Sara Lewis, said the Public Health team was working with education colleagues to contain the spread of the virus in our community.

    09 September 2021

  • “Inspiring” Orkney teacher named the first ever Saroj Lal Award winner

    “Inspiring” Orkney teacher named the first ever Saroj Lal Award winner

    An “inspiring” Orkney teacher who works tirelessly to make society a better place for everyone has been named as the first ever recipient of the Saroj Lal Award in recognition of his outstanding work in challenging discrimination and promoting equality.

    08 September 2021

  • West Mainland COVID-19 situation

    NHS Orkney Public Health and Orkney Islands Council are working closely to contain a COVID cluster in the West Mainland that involves several school children.

    08 September 2021

  • Orkney's emergency services plead care around cliffs

    Orkney's emergency services plead care around cliffs

    Orkney's emergency services are pleading with locals and visitors to take care when enjoying our coastline following a recent cliff collapse at Birsay.

    08 September 2021

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