Carlisle cluster sparks COVID-19 testing call

Colleagues in Cumbria are asking people who visited three Carlisle pubs on specific dates to come forward for COVID-19 testing.

It comes after six positive coronavirus cases were identified among a group of people who visited those Carlisle pubs on these dates and also attended a local house party.

As a precaution, anyone attending the three pubs on the following specific dates is now being advised to be tested for COVID-19. They are:

• The Turf, Carlisle – Thursday 9 July, Friday 10 July and Monday 13 July

• Lloyds Bar, Carlisle – Saturday 11 July

• The Museum, Carlisle – Monday 13 July

Testing is available in Carlisle at Brunton Park from Monday to Wednesday and in Penrith at the Rugby Club seven days a week. People can book a test at: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

Colleagues in Cumbria are also noting that testing continues to be provided daily until this weekend in either or Annan and Gretna.

Tests can be booked by visiting the website https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test 

Anyone in Dumfries and Galloway who is concerned about symptoms should get advice through the www.nhsinform.scot/ website or by phoning NHS-111.  

To help identify any possible new cases of coronavirus infection and help prevent wider spread we are encouraging any members of the public who have  symptoms of coronavirus (a cold or flu like illness – including a new cough, high temperature, or loss of smell) to arrange testing.

Upcoming testing locations and dates:

Tuesday 21st July     

MTU1

Annan – Swimming Pool, 

St Johns Rd. DG12 6AQ                  

Wednesday 22nd  July        

MTU1

Thornhill – Community Centre,

East Back Street. DG3 5LH 

MTU2

Gretna – Richard Greenhow Centre, 

Central Ave, Gretna. DG16 5AQ  

Thursday 23rd July  

MTU1

Newton Stewart – Douglas Ewart High School, 

Corsbie Rd. DG8 6JQ           

MTU2 Annan – Swimming Pool, 

St Johns Rd. DG12 6AQ      

Friday 24th July        

MTU1 

Moffat – Station Park Car Park, 

Beattock Road (A701), Moffat. 

MTU2

Gretna– Richard Greenhow Centre, 

Central Ave, Gretna. DG16 5AQ  

Saturday 25th July

MTU1 

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre,

Hoods Loaning. DG1 2HT               

Sunday 26th July      

MTU1

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre,

Hoods Loaning, DG1 2HT

Monday 27th July    

MTU 1

Stranraer – Ashwood House. 

DG9 7JJ                        

Tuesday 28th July     

MTU1

Lockerbie – McJerrow Car Park, 

High Street. DG11 2BJ

Wednesday 29th July          

MTU1 

Sanquhar  – Fun Pool, 

Blackaddie Road. DG4 6DB                        

Thursday 30th July   

MTU1

Castle Douglas – Market St Car Park. 

DG7 1AE                      

Friday 31st July         

MTU1

Langholm – Kilngreen Car Park. 

DG13 0JN                    

Saturday 1st August            

MTU1

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre, 

Hoods Loaning, DG1 2HT               

Sunday 2nd August  

MTU1

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre, 

Hoods Loaning, DG1 2HT            

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