Scottish pub and cruise company caught in fear of virus clusters assure customers safety


Tourism businesses caught in a coronavirus cluster in Greater Glasgow have come out to assure customers it is always safe to visit.Earlier today, we recounted how three other people tested positive for Covid-19 in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

The cases are linked to the M&D Green pharmacy in John Wood Street, Port Glasgow, and an Amazon warehouse in Gourock, Inverclyde.

Sweeney’s Cruise Co. and The Queen of the Loch by Marston’s Inn in Balloch have now taken to social media to reassure guests.

Sweeney’s Cruises in West Dunbartonshire was also visited by one person who tested positive

New cases now bring the total to 11 and the Incident Management Team (IMT) is contacting anyone who may be affected.

Some of the cases have gone to the following places when they may have been infectious to others:

– The Botany sur Maryhill Road à Glasgow

– Queen of the Loch by Marston’s Inn, Balloch

– Lomond Woods Holiday Park, Alexandrie

– Sweeney, Balloch Cruises

A representative from Sweeney’s Cruise Co. said: “There were press reports this evening of a visitor to Balloch’s businesses, including Sweeney’s Cruise Co, who subsequently tested positive for the coronavirus.

“To reassure our customers, yesterday we received a visit from West Dunbartonshire Council Health and Hygiene, who were more than satisfied with the precautions and procedures we have put in place.

“We have not received any recommendation that we should do anything differently from what we have done since reopening and we have been given the green light to continue our daily cruises.

“Our amazing team will continue to deep clean our ships between cruises and we will continue to operate at 25% of our normal capacity to ensure social distancing for the safety of all of our customers and staff.

“If you have any questions or want more information regarding security measures or our cruises, please call our office on 01389 752 376 or send us an email at [email protected]

M&D Green pharmacy in Port Glasgow is linked to the cluster of cases

“To add more, as per government recommendations, we ask that you please that if you experience any symptoms, no matter how mild, stay home and follow proper safety precautions. ”

Queen of the Loch also responded to recent news.

A company statement read, “Following the recent local outbreak of Covid-19 cases, please rest assured that we have implemented improved clean-up procedures.

“We have worked with local authorities to provide the NHS Track, Trace & Isolate data and in accordance with advice from local authorities, some team members are self-isolating.

“We also took the precautionary measure of temporarily closing and did a full deep clean up of the site.

“The pub will reopen tonight at 5 pm. ”

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