Covid cases linked to Leamington bars and restaurants - residents urged to get tested - The Leamington Observer

Covid cases linked to Leamington bars and restaurants - residents urged to get tested

Leamington Editorial 22nd Jun, 2021   0

RESIDENTS are being urged to take a PCR test if they have visited certain Leamington venues recently.

It follows Public Health Warwickshire being notified of Covid cases linked to a number of bars and restaurants.

In response to this, customers who recently visited the following venues in the town are being asked to take specific action and book a PCR test:

* Zizzi restaurant in Regent House on the Parade – customers who have visited since June 5




* Kelsey’s on High Street – customers who have visited since June 9

* The Benjamin Satchwell on The Parade – customers who visited between June 14 and 16


Visitors to these bars and restaurants are being asked to be alert to Covid-19 symptoms and book a PCR test via nhs.uk/coronavirus or call free on 119, stating Warwickshire County Council has requested a test.

Residents who are planning to meet with others at a bar or restaurant are also being asked to take an LFT (rapid test) in advance – up to 24 hours before – as part of their twice weekly routine testing.

Although LFT tests do not rule out Covid-19, they can help pick up some additional people who may be positive but not have any symptoms.

Dr Shade Agboola, Director of Public Health for Warwickshire said: “We have been notified of a number of COVID-19 cases linked to a number of bars and restaurants and are urging people who have visited specific venues to take a PCR test.

“We also want residents to continue to take precautions to help keep Warwickshire hospitality businesses open and in business, to ensure that we can all enjoy meeting up with family and friends.

“The rules of hands, face, space and fresh air still apply, and try to keep the number of people you are mixing with to a minimum. We’re also continuing to urge people to book their first and second vaccinations as soon as they are invited.”

Find out more about testing by visiting www.warwickshire.gov.uk/covidtesting

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