Pubs at centre of rising coronavirus cases in Highland town

NHS Highland says large proportion of 47 cases identified in Fort William linked to people visiting pubs in the town.

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More people have been advised to self-isolate in Fort William after the number of coronavirus cases in the area increased over the weekend.

NHS Highland says there are now 47 cases linked to the local outbreak, with a large proportion of those being advised to self-isolate having visited pubs in the town on Saturday, May 22.

The health board has identified customers who visited Sunny’s Sports Bar that day as close contacts of the positive cases.

But anyone who visited a pub in Fort William on May 22 is being asked to remain vigilant for symptoms and told they should consider taking a PCR test.

A mobile testing unit that offers PCR testing has been set up in the Fort William Shinty Club car park.

Separately, there is a cluster of 18 cases linked to a small number of social gatherings in the popular tourist resort of Aviemore.

NHS Highland says contact tracing is ongoing in the area, adding that cases and their contacts are self-isolating for ten days.