Sixteen people are infected with coronavirus at bingo night in Staffordshire

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Sixteen people infected with coronavirus at bingo night in Staffordshire as more than 1,000 await Covid test results

  • There are 16 known cases linked to an outbreak at the Silverdale Working Men’s Club
  • Staffordshire County Council said more than 1,000 people were awaiting the results
  • Cases have been linked to 12 sites in Silverdale and Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Anyone who has visited these places on certain dates is advised to be tested

More than 1,000 people are awaiting Covid-19 test results after 16 people tested positive after attending a bingo event two weeks ago.

There are now 16 known cases linked to an outbreak at the Silverdale Working Men’s Club on August 16, Staffordshire County Council said.

Anyone who has visited any of the sites on given dates that have been linked to those who were unknowingly contagious is urged to get tested as soon as possible.

Those who test positive are told to self-isolate and their contacts are traced.

There are now 16 known cases linked to an outbreak at the Silverdale Working Men’s Club on August 16, Staffordshire County Council said.

Sites frequented by those who were unknowingly infectious were tracked and linked to 12 sites in Silverdale and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Anyone who has visited the following sites on the dates specified is advised to get tested as soon as possible:

  • Silverdale Working Men’s Club – 16 au 21 août
  • The Bush pub – August 20-22
  • The Vine pub – August 20-23
  • The George & Dragon pub – August 20-22
  • Newcastle (King Street) Working Men’s Club – 22 août
  • The Kiln – 22 août
  • The Crown – August 22
  • Yates in Newcastle – August 22
  • The Roebuck Pub – August 23
  • Bilash Restaurant – August 24
  • The Arnold Machin – August 26 and 27
  • The Westbury Tavern, Clayton – 26 et 27 août

Staffordshire County Council said testing is available over the bank holiday weekend with appointments available online or by showing up at a mobile test unit in Knutton or a visitation center in Newcastle.

Staffordshire County Council Director of Health and Care Dr Richard Harling said: ‘What we are seeing from the test and trace activity is an expanded network from the original bingo event as people would get together with their friends and family and go out to socialize.

“Over 1,000 people have already been tested, but we need everyone who was at one of the sites on the given dates to get tested.

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“This is essential in our work to identify people who may be infected with the virus and to help contain the spread of infection even further.

Dr Harling said that on Friday alone, more than 500 people showed up to be tested for the virus.

The council said it was working with the Newcastle Borough Council and Public Health England to contain the virus.

All places visited by those who have tested positive can remain open with measures in place and have completed risk assessments.

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