Covid alert for Carlisle pubs
Close links between Dumfries and Galloway and the Carlisle area could be putting the region at increased risk of Covid-19 outbreaks.
Residents who travelled to Carlisle for a night out at four specific pubs during the past two weekends are now being urged to take a coronavirus test.
And health bosses are asking Scottish residents to avoid unneccesary journeys to the city, which is seeing an increasing number of people with the virus.
Additional testing facilities on both sides of the border have been set up to halt the outbreak.
A spokesman for Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership said: “Whilst we appreciate that many people travel to Carlisle for work, to visit family and friends or for leisure and recreation, at this time of increased risk in the Carlisle area we would ask that individuals carefully consider whether their visits are necessary.”
As a precaution, anyone from the region who may have in any of four Carlisle pubs on the following specific dates is advised to get tested. ● The Thin White Duke on Friday, July 17, between 7pm and 9.30pm and Saturday, July 18, between 3pm and 6pm. ● The Turf on Thursday, July 9 between 7pm and midnight, Friday, July 10, between 5.30pm and midnight and Sunday, July 12, between 5.30pm and midnight. ● Lloyds No.1 Bar on Saturday, July 11, between 6pm and midnight. ● The Museum Inn on Tuesday, July 14, between 5.30pm and midnight.
Testing is being provided daily in Annan and Gretna and can be booked online at https://www.gov.scot/ publications/coronaviruscovid-19-getting-tested/.
Tests are also still being carried out by the mobile testing units for anyone in the region with Covid-19 symptoms.
They will be at Moffat’s Station Park car park and the Richard Greenhow Centre in Gretna today and at DG1 Leisure Centre in Dumfries tomorrow and Sunday.
Next week mobile testing will be at – Monday: Ashwood House, Stranraer
Tuesday: McJerrow car park, Lockerbie.
Wednesday: Sanquhar Fun Pool, Blackaddie Road.
Thursday: Market Street car park, Castle Douglas.
Friday: Kilngreen car park, Langholm.
Saturday and Sunday,
August 1 and 2: DG1 Leisure Centre, Dumfries.
Anyone who is concerned about symptoms should get advice through the www. nhsinform.scot website or by phoning NHS-111.