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Tourists are told to stay away from Highlands this Easter

Tourists are told to stay away from Highlands this Easter

Tourists are told to stay away from Highlands this Easter

Irresponsible tourists looking to flout the coronavirus lockdown this Easter have been warned by an MP to stay away from the Highlands.


Isolation ward set up at Caithness General Hospital

Isolation ward set up at Caithness General Hospital

Isolation ward set up at Caithness General Hospital

An isolation ward has been created at Caithness General Hospital as staff prepare to deal with coronavirus cases.


Half-hour queue for Wick post office

Half-hour queue for Wick post office

Half-hour queue for Wick post office

With various restrictions and guidelines to follow during the Covid-19 pandemic, queues are becoming a more common sight throughout Caithness.


Number of confirmed Highland coronavirus cases up by seven to 65

Number of confirmed Highland coronavirus cases up by seven to 65

Number of confirmed Highland coronavirus cases up by seven to 65

Fifty further coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Scotland, taking the total to 126 since the outbreak began.


Lack of clarity for many staff over 'non-essential' work, says MSP

Lack of clarity for many staff over 'non-essential' work, says MSP

Lack of clarity for many staff over 'non-essential' work, says MSP

Highland MSP Rhoda Grant is appealing to employers "to think very carefully about the wellbeing of their workers at this difficult time”.


Caithness Foodbank volunteers are delivering the goods

Caithness Foodbank volunteers are delivering the goods

Caithness Foodbank volunteers are delivering the goods

Volunteers at the foodbank centres in Wick and Thurso say they have been busier than ever during the coronavirus crisis.


Dounreay donates protective equipment for NHS workers

Dounreay donates protective equipment for NHS workers

Dounreay donates protective equipment for NHS workers

Dounreay is responding to the Covid-19 crisis by donating safety equipment including masks and protective suits to be used by health service staff.


Highlands cannot afford to be complacent about coronavirus, medical chiefs warn

Highlands cannot afford to be complacent about coronavirus, medical chiefs warn

Highlands cannot afford to be complacent about coronavirus, medical chiefs warn

People in the north must not assume that 'because we are a rural area it will be fine', NHS Highland’s director of public health has warned.


Busy first week for Highland Council dedicated helpline

Busy first week for Highland Council dedicated helpline

Busy first week for Highland Council dedicated helpline

Staff on Highland Council’s dedicated helpline have dealt with more than 1600 calls since the service went live last Wednesday.


Concern over June date for self-employment payments

Concern over June date for self-employment payments

Concern over June date for self-employment payments

A Caithness business leader has welcomed the support for self-employed people – but expressed concern that payments will not be available until June.


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