Tesco and McDonald’s linked to coronavirus cluster

Contact tracing following the outbreak in Forth Valley found five businesses linked to the cluster.

A Tesco store and a McDonald’s restaurant have been linked to a coronavirus cluster in the NHS Forth Valley area.

The health board announced that five positive Covid-19 cases have been identified on Monday.

Contact tracing has identified five businesses linked to the outbreak – Village Inn in Dunblane, Tesco in Dunblane, GS Meldrum Newsagent in Dunblane, Bridge of Allan Sports Club as well as McDonald’s, Drip Road, Stirling.

Dr Jennifer Champion, consultant in public health medicine, said: “NHS Forth Valley has been working closely with our council partner to investigate this cluster.

“Close contacts have already been contacted by our Test and Protect service so if you have not been contacted by the NHS then you do not require to self-isolate or book a test.

“I would like to reassure the local community that the risk remains low however it’s important to continue to follow the national guidance to protect themselves and others.

“This includes physical distancing indoors and outdoors, washing your hands regularly, using hand gel provided and arranging to get tested immediately if you develop any of the symptoms of Covid-19.”

The Test and Protect team has identified a list of close contacts who have been contacted and are now self-isolating.

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