Staffordshire County Council has confirmed that four confirmed cases of coronavirus and five suspected cases have been connected to a bingo event at a North Staffordshire workingmen's club, held on Sunday the 16th of August.
All visitors to the Silverdale Working Men's Club from Sunday through to 9pm on Friday 21st August, are being advised to take a coronavirus test as soon as possible.
The Silverdale area has seen an outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The workingmen's club has joined the local football club, four pubs, and two other social clubs in closing due to the surge in infections in the area.
Dr. Richard Harling, Staffordshire County Council’s Director for Health and Care, said:
“We know that there were a number of bingo events at the club during the week and members and their guests are now being traced.
“As a precaution, we are advising everyone who visited the club that week to book a test. People should also look out for symptoms and stay home for 10 days if they develop a high temperature, new persistent cough or loss of taste or smell.
“We have seen how quickly outbreaks can escalate and asking people to get tested will help provide better intelligence to help us contain the virus.”
Testing is available at the drive-through regional testing centre at the Stoke City south car park at the Bet365 stadium. There is also a new walk-through centre at the Ryecroft Car Park in Newcastle.-under-Lyme for those without access to a car.
Anyone showing symptoms are advised to book a test and stay at home for 10 days.
Stay vigilant folks!