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Flintshire’s Test, Trace and Protect team responds to a rise in Coronavirus cases in the Flint area

Published: 24/06/2021

Flintshire together.jpgFlintshire’s Test, Trace and Protect team has noted a growing number of Coronavirus cases in the Flint area.

Several positive cases have been confirmed and a number of identified contacts are also self-isolating.

As restrictions are relaxed, Flintshire County Council are urging residents to continue to follow the guidance and stay safe by:

•         Social distancing (two-metres)

•         Washing hands regularly

•         Wearing a mask when required

•         Ensuring their home or place of work is well ventilated

Residents are also reminded that an extended household can only be formed between three households.

If you live in the Flint area and either you or a family member are experiencing Coronavirus symptoms you should book a coronavirus test: https://bcuhb.nhs.wales/covid-19/test-trace-protect/testing-broader-covid-19-symptoms

Andrew Farrow, Chief Officer Planning, Environment and Economy said;

“We would also encourage anyone considering visiting the fun fair in Flint later today or over the weekend to get a Lateral Flow Test (LFT)  before they go, but only if they are not displaying any coronavirus symptoms. LFT kits are available from the Flintshire Connects office on Church Street and kits will be available at the fun fair site for its duration. 

“Fun fairs do not require our permission to take place as they are permitted under the current Alert level in Wales. Officers from our Community and Business Protection Team are working with the fun fair organisers and to ensure the event is covid compliant and that people can enjoy the attractions as safely as possible.”

Anyone experiencing symptoms, or who has received a positive LFT result  is reminded that everyone in their household will need to self-isolate immediately until the result of their PCR test  is given.