17 cases linked to Covid-19 outbreak at Staffordshire social club

17 cases of Covid-19 have been linked to an outbreak at the Silverdale Working Men’s Club in Staffordshire.

More than 1,000 people have been tested since the rise in cases and the council says anybody who visited one of the 12 premises on the below dates should get tested as soon as possible.

  • Silverdale Working Men’s Club ­­– August 16 to 21

  • The Bush pub – 20 August to 22 August

  • The Vine pub – 20 August to 23 August

  • The George & Dragon pub – 20 August to 22 August

  • Newcastle (King Street) Working Men’s Club – 22 August

  • The Kiln  – 22 August

  • The Crown – 22 August

  • Yates in Newcastle – 22 August

  • The Roebuck pub – 23 August

  • The Bilash restaurant – 24 August

  • The Arnold Machin - 26 August and 27 August

  • The Westbury Tavern, Clayton - 26 August and 27 August

Dr Richard Harling, Staffordshire County Council’s Director of Health and Care, said: 

“What we are seeing from test and trace activity is a widening network from the original bingo event as people met with friends and family and went out socialising. 

“More than 1,000 people have already been tested, but we need everyone who was at any of the venues on the given dates to get tested.

“This is vital in our work to identify people who may have the virus and help contain the spread of infection even further.”

Testing is available at:

  • A drive-in Mobile Testing Unit at the Old Recreation Centre in Knutton, ST5 6BX from 10:30am to 3:30pm today (Monday 31 August). Walk-through is also available.

  • A walk-through testing centre is open at the Ryecroft Car Park Newcastle ST5 2AA from 8am to 8pm.

People should book tests online if possible or alternatively they can drop in without an, but should wear face coverings and bring ID.