15th September 2020

Environment Coronavirus: Cluster confirmed in Forth Valley area

Environment Coronavirus: Cluster confirmed in Forth Valley area



A cluster of five positive Covid-19 cases has been confirmed in the NHS Forth Valley area.

A small outbreak among staff at a pharmaceutical firm in Glasgow has also been identified.

Test and Protect teams in both regions are contacting close contacts and advising them to isolate.

In Forth Valley five businesses, including a supermarket and a health club, where the individuals either worked or visited have been named.

They are The Village Inn, Tesco and GS Meldrum newsagent, all in Dunblane; Bridge of Allan Sports Club; and McDonalds on Drip Road, Stirling.

NHS Forth Valley’s public health department and Stirling Council’s environment health service have been working with all five businesses to provide appropriate advice and support.

Dr Jennifer Champion, who chairs the incident management team, said: “Close contacts have already been contacted by our test and protect service so if you have not been contacted by the NHS then you do not require to self-isolate or book a test.

“I would like to reassure the local community that the risk remains low however it’s important to continue to follow the national guidance to protect themselves and others.”

In Glasgow, a small staff cluster has been found at AAH Pharmaceuticals on Polmadie Road, on the southside of the city.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said “robust control measures” were in place at the business and, apart from those identified as close contacts, staff can continue to work as normal.

“There is no risk to the wider community as a result of this cluster directly, or, through the handling of medicines within the business,” the board said in a statement.


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