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NHS Test & Protect team is carrying out contact tracing around Dobbies Garden Centre in Ayr

The NHS Ayrshire & Arran Test and Protect team is carrying out COVID-19 contact tracing around the restaurant at Dobbies Garden Centre in Ayr.

Medical Director, Dr Crawford McGuffie issued the following statement this afternoon:

“Those who have been identified as close contacts through this process have already been contacted directly by the Test and Protect Team and advised to self-isolate for 14 days.

“Dobbies have robust distancing and hygiene processes in place to minimise the risk of viral spread and to support Test and Protect. The risk to the public remains low.

“We are however asking customers who have been in the restaurant on Friday 21 August to be extra vigilant and, if they develop any of the symptoms of a fever, new persistent cough or loss of taste or smell they need to self-isolate immediately and book a test for COVID-19.

“All relevant Public Health measures are in place and our Public Health Team are working to manage and monitor the situation.

“Dobbies Garden Centre and restaurant remain open with continued focus on their well-established social distancing and hygiene procedures.

“To respect and maintain patient confidentiality it is not possible to release any further information at this time.”

Everyone in Ayrshire and Arran is reminded to remember the FACTS guidance:

F – Face coverings. These should be used in shops and on public transport (buses, trains and taxis)

A – Avoid crowded places.

C – Clean your hands frequently, using water & soap whenever possible.

T – Two metres – observe physical distancing.

S – Self-isolate and book a test if you are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.o


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