Covid alert for Carlisle pubs

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

SHARON LIPTROTT

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.

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