An outbreak of Covid-19 linked to a private event at an Argyll bowling club has been identified.
NHS Highland said there have been 13 confirmed cases linked to the situation to date.
The private event took place at the Cove and Kilcreggan Bowling Club on September 7.
A multi-agency Incident Management Team (IMT) meeting was convened this afternoon to coordinate the investigation and management of the situation in conjunction with Argyll and Bute Council Environment Health Department and other partners.
NHS Highland’s Health Protection Team is undertaking case follow up in accordance with national guidance. Contact tracing is being carried out with all those identified as close contacts being advised to self-isolate.
Dr Jenny Wares, NHS Highland’s Consultant in Public Health Medicine, said: “This is an evolving situation and work is continuing to follow up cases and their contacts with those contacted being advised to self-isolate and seek testing if symptomatic.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the virus can recur even in rural communities and so everyone should continue to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, wear a face-covering when in enclosed spaces, clean your hands and surfaces regularly and immediately self-isolate if you develop symptoms.”