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Coronavirus: Update (Tues 4 Aug 5.45pm) on Craven Arms caravan site outbreak

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Shropshire Council and Public Health England (PHE) Midlands continue to work with key partners including West Mercia Police to contain an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Long Lane travellers site in Craven Arms.

As of today (Tuesday 4 August 5.45pm) no additional positive cases have been identified in the wider Craven Arms community.

We want to reiterate that the risk of catching coronavirus in the Craven Arms community is low, and encourage everyone to play their part by continuing to follow the Government guidelines to reduce the risk of transmission.

As an additional measure, if you are a resident of Craven Arms, and regardless of whether you have COVID-19 symptoms, testing is available. A test site at Craven Arms Business Park is open every day from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

We understand some residents in and around Craven Arms have had some issues in booking their test via NHS 119. We have contacted the NHS with regards to this, and advise that local residents go online to book a test. We will also be offering a further drop-in session over next weekend and we will release further information in the coming days.

For local advice and support during the pandemic (especially if you are self-isolating), call Shropshire Council’s COVID-19 Helpline on 0345 678 9028 (lines open on the weekend on Saturday from 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-12pm) or visit our website at www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus.

More information about coronavirus, testing, self-isolation, and social distancing is available from the UK Government website at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Further information

People who have tested positive or are showing symptoms must isolate for a minimum of 10 days, or until they are 48 hours without a fever (raised temperature), whichever is the longest.

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance from people not in your household (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly
  • Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
  • Wear face coverings on public transport and when going to the shops and supermarkets and in other close settings where possible.

Read more about what you can and cannot do here.

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