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Coronavirus update following five venues closing in Poulton

Coronavirus updates Published Wednesday, 09 September 2020

We have started to see an increase in COVID-19 cases in the borough. Whilst numbers are still low, it is important that the community takes action to stop the spread.

As of yesterday, 8 September 2020 there were 16.2 cases per 100,000 in Wyre, up from 3.5 on 1 September. Since then, five establishments in Poulton-le-Fylde have taken the decision to close following confirmation that five members of staff have tested positive for COVID-19. All staff members are well and recovering at home.

Councillor David Henderson, Leader of Wyre Council comments, “The owner of The Alley and the owner of Cincos, Boca, Rumba and The Tipsy Cow contacted the council as soon as they became aware of the situation, which has enabled a fast response. These establishments have all worked hard to keep their staff and customers safe since they reopened in July and have followed all government guidance.”

Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, Director of Public Health at Lancashire County Council comments, “Wyre still has very low infection rates however it is more important than ever that we all work together now to follow government guidance. Give each other space whether you are inside or outdoors, wash your hands regularly, wear a face covering where needed and if you do show symptoms, stay home and get tested.”

Businesses who need to report a possible outbreak should immediately contact their local PHE Health Protection Team for help and advice. Please refer to www.gov.uk/health-protection-team for contact details.

Any businesses who would like further advice can contact Wyre Council by emailing commercialsafety@wyre.gov.uk.

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