29 July 2020 12:34
Staffordshire County Council is now advising anyone who visited the Crown and Anchor Pub, off Station Road, in Stone, on July 16, 17 and 18 to get tested. The authority said they had been made aware of a number positive Covid-19 cases among those who had visited the pub on those dates. They are now urging anyone who had visited the pub, has been in contact with someone who visited, or anyone who was drinking in Stone and is now displaying symptoms to get tested. A walk-in testing centre will be available on Crown Street car park in Stone on Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 5pm.. On Twitter, the county council said: "We have been made aware of a number of positive cases of coronavirus that have been confirmed among visitors to the Crown and Anchor Pub on July 16, 17 and 18.
"Please book a test if you visited the pub on July 16, 17 and 18; you have been in close contact with someone who visited the pub on July 16, 17 and 18; and people who were drinking in Stone on July 16, 17 and 18 and have any symptoms of Covid-19." FAO: Visitors to the Crown and Anchor Pub in Stone We have been made aware of a number of positive cases of coronavirus that have been confirmed among visitors to the Crown and Anchor Pub on 16, 17 and 18 July. Please read the below advice ⬇️ — Staffordshire County Council (@StaffordshireCC) July 28, 2020 Tests can be booked online at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119. People who have been drinking in a town centre pub are being urged to get tested for Covid-19. Staffordshire County Council have tonight confirmed they have had reports of a number of people who had been drinking in the Crown and Anchor pub, on Station Road, Stone, testing positive for the coronavirus. A walk-in centre will be set up on Crown Street Car Park tomorrow and again on Friday, details below.
Officers are now keen to trace anyone else who may have been drinking in the Crown and Anchor on the 16,17 and 18 July, along with anyone who may have been in close contact with someone who went to the pub on that weekend. People who may have been drinking in Stone on that weekend and are currently experiencing Covid-19 systems are also being urged to get a test. A walk-in testing centre will be available on the Crown Street car park in Stone tomorrow (Wednesday 29 July) and Friday (July 31) from 10am to 5pm. Dr Richard Harling, Staffordshire County Council's Director for Public Health said: "As part of our outbreak control duties, we are dealing with an outbreak at the Crown and Anchor pub in Stone. It is important that anyone drinking or working in the pub on that weekend gets tested as soon as possible, which is why we've organised for a mobile testing unit to be in the town all day tomorrow and Friday. "We also want people who have been in close contact with anyone drinking in the pub on that weekend to get themselves tested, as well as people who were out and about in the town and are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms—namely a high temperature, new persistent cough or loss of taste and smell. "By getting tested, this gives us important information on the full extent of any outbreak, and allows us to put measures in place if needed to help prevent the spread of infection. For general coronavirus advice including how to book a test, visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus