Coronavirus: 21 positive cases confirmed at Craven Arms caravan site

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Public Health England has today confirmed 21 positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded at a caravan site in Craven Arms.

A spokesperson for Shropshire Council said: "As of today (Sunday 26 July 2020), 21 positive cases on the site have been confirmed. Offers of testing to all residents at the site continue, as we 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. This means that residents of the site are 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."

"Those residents who had tested positive for coronavirus were asked to self-isolate for a minimum 7 days from the time they started showing symptoms or from when they took their test.  If those who have been in self-isolation for the minimum 7 days are now well enough, they can finish self-isolation and leave their home. This means that initial positive cases may finish isolation this coming week."

41 people have been tested at the caravan site and contact tracing is underway.

Public Health England has confirmed a test site has been opened for all residents in Craven Arms.

Shropshire Council have temporarily closed the playground and outdoor gym on Newington Way to help reduce social contact and transmission.

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