Customers of Wrexham pub advised to be vigilant for Coronavirus symptoms

Public Health Wales and Wrexham Council are advising anyone who visited the North and South Wales Bank pub in Wrexham between 9 and 20 August to be vigilant for the symptoms of Coronavirus.

If customers develop symptoms, however mild, they should immediately self-isolate and apply for a Coronavirus test by visiting www.gov.wales/coronavirus, or by calling the national 119 phone service.

The advice follows the identification of three confirmed cases in staff at the pub.  There is no evidence at this stage of transmission to customers, and no outbreak has been declared. 

Anyone who meets the definition of a direct contact of the affected staff will be contacted as a routine part of the Test, Trace and Protect process, and customers are being advised to be vigilant as a precautionary measure.

Dr Graham Brown, Consultant in Communicable Disease Control for Public Health Wales, said:

“Public Health Wales is working with Wrexham Council to investigate three cases of Coronavirus in staff at the North and South Wales Bank pub in Wrexham.

“There is no evidence of transmission to customers at this stage, but we are advising anyone who visited the pub between 9 and 20 August to be vigilant for the symptoms of Coronavirus and to book a test straight away if symptoms occur.

“The identification of these cases is evidence that the Test, Trace, Protect strategy is working, and no outbreak has been declared.

“As we move through the recovery phase of the Coronavirus pandemic, we expect to see clusters in different settings.  We manage any clusters of Coronavirus appropriately, including by providing advice around infection prevention and control, and by supporting contact tracing where required.

“We remind the public and business owners that Coronavirus is still circulating in the community.  We all have a vital role in preventing the spread of Coronavirus by sticking to social distancing guidelines – that’s staying two metres away from others, and washing hands regularly.”