Coronavirus cases linked to bowling club more than double

NHS Highland says vast majority of Covid-19 infections linked to private event at bowling club in Argyll and Bute.

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases linked to a bowling club in Argyll and Bute has more than doubled.

NHS Highland says the “vast majority” of the 27 positive Covid-19 infections are related to a private event that took place at Cove and Kilcreggan Bowling Club on September 7.

The cluster also includes a confirmed case of coronavirus in a pupil at Kilcreggan Primary School.

The school remains open and pupils can keep turning up for classes if they feel well.

Close contacts of the confirmed case have been identified and told to stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days.

Dr Tim Allison, NHS Highland’s director of public health, said: “This is an evolving situation and NHS Highland’s Health Protection Team is undertaking further investigations including case follow up and contact tracing.

“Investigations are ongoing in light of this further case but so far the majority of the confirmed cases are linked with a private local event.

“We are working closely with Kilcreggan Medical Practice who have been closely involved with the outbreak response.

“Anyone that is unwell, even if only mildly symptomatic, should isolate. You should arrange a test if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or if you have been asked to get a test by NHS Highland’s Health Protection Team.”