Local residents asked to get tested as cases are linked to Red Lion Pub in Madeley
Telford and Wrekin Council has been made aware of a number of cases linked to the Red Lion pub in Madeley.
Telford & Wrekin Council and the Red Lion pub are working together to monitor the situation after being informed that those who recently tested positive had visited the pub.
In response, Telford & Wrekin Council are launching a precautionary testing drive which is asking pub staff and visitors who went to Red Lion Madeley between the 23 - 31 May to get a test:
People should get a test even if they have been vaccinated and have no symptoms.
Self-isolation is only required if people have the three main symptoms: a new continuous cough, high temperature, loss of smell or taste.
People can book a test through the national booking system. When booking a test, please select the option - "My local council or health protection team has asked me (or someone I live with) to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms."
Liz Noakes, Telford and Wrekin's Director for Public Health, said:
"We are launching a precautionary testing drive to help identify cases and prevent further spread.
"Getting a test helps to keep cases low and everyone safe.
"We know similar testing drives in Newport and Hadley before have helped to prevent further spread.
"So, please get your precautionary test as soon as possible - we must all play our part."
A spokesperson at Marston’s, who retails the Red Lion, added:
"We are working closely with the retailer of the Red Lion and the local authority Environmental Health Officer following a small number of positive cases of Coronavirus linked to customers who had visited the pub.
"The pub has been advised to remain open following a deep clean of the premises and PCR testing for all staff members."