Ilkeston pub-goers told to get tested after several visitors confirmed positive

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Pub-goers in Ilkeston in Derbyshire are being told to get tested if they have Covid-19 symptoms.

It's after a number of visitors to the town’s Market Place pubs have since tested positive for the virus.

Derbyshire County Council is appealing for anyone who visited the following pubs on either Friday 31st July, or Saturday 1st August to book a test if symptoms appear:

  • The Market Inn

  • The Harrow

  • The Observatory (Wetherspoons)

The council says each of the four visited at least one of the three pubs on those dates, though they say the longest period of time was spent at The Market Inn on the Saturday evening. 

They added all of the venues had taken steps to ensure coronavirus safety guidelines were being adhered to.

All three restricted the number of people allowed inside at any one time, collected customer contact details, and carried out additional cleaning. 

But, the council say, once Public Health England officials began to look at the contact details for customers at The Market Inn, "it became clear that despite the best efforts of the landlord, a significant number of customers had left incomplete or illegible details making contact tracing almost impossible.”

Anyone with symptoms, even if mild, should immediately start to self-isolate and book a test.

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