Hotel forced to close after outbreak of coronavirus

NHS Highland is investigating a cluster of four positive Covid-19 cases in the Kinlochleven community.

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Kinlochleven: The MacDonald Hotel has been forced to close following a Covid-19 outbreak.

A hotel has been forced to close following an outbreak of coronavirus.

On Wednesday, NHS Highland said it was investigating a cluster of positive Covid-19 cases in the Kinlochleven community.

The health board said all four cases were linked to The MacDonald Hotel.

The hotel has been closed and all staff have been advised to self-isolate for 14 days.

NHS Highland’s health protection team has begun to trace all close contacts and is advising those affected to quarantine for two weeks.

Those that have not been contacted are to be “reassured that there is no cause for concern”.

Dr Tim Allison, director of public health at NHS Highland, said: “We appreciate that this will be causing anxiety within the local community, but please be reassured that investigations so far have seen no evidence of wider community spread.  

“We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the virus can recur even in rural communities and so everyone should continue to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, wear a face-covering when in enclosed spaces, clean your hands and surfaces regularly and immediately self-isolate if you develop symptoms.”