Shropshire Council confirm coronavirus outbreak at caravan site

Shropshire Council confirm a coronavirus outbreak at a caravan site. Credit: ITV News Central

A coronavirus outbreak has been confirmed at a caravan site in Shropshire.

21 residents at Craven Arms tested positive for the virus on Sunday (July 26).

Shropshire Council and Public Health England will continue to work with residents at the site to contain the outbreak.

Testing will continue in the area and the council says they expect to see the number of positive cases rise in the coming days - before infection control measures and social distancing start to take effect.

All residents on the caravan site have been asked to self-isolate with members of their households for 14 days following contact with a positive case.

It means that they will be asked to remain in their homes during the period of isolation and stay within household groups, to reduce risk of spread within the site and the wider community.

To help prevent further transmission into the wider community, a test site has now been established in Craven Arms for local residents.

The test site at Craven Arms Business Park will be open for the next two weeks every day from 10.30am to 3.30pm

Testing is by appointment only, and Craven Arms residents are being asked to book an appointment via NHS Test and Trace online or by ringing 119.

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