After more than two dozen coronavirus cases were reported at a charity football match in England, hundreds have been asked to self-isolate.
According to a press release, on August 30, more than 300 football fans attending a match at Burnside’s working men’s club on the border of Sunderland and Durham are being asked to quarantine from the event date after 28 , Who participated positively for the test COVID-19.
“Contact tracing is being done with someone who is deemed to be in close contact with someone who has tested positive, however, we are asking anyone who was at the charity event on Sunday, August 30, the 13th night. Was immediately self-segregated until midnight., Unless they are personally contacted by the NHS Test and Trace, with further advice, “Darham’s public health director Amanda Healy said in the release.
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“We are also asking people in the community who already have a test that came back negative for self-isolation for 14 days out of 30 days, because up to 14 days for symptoms to appear. It may seem. It is necessary if we are. Stop the spread of the virus in this community as soon as possible, “Healy also said in the release.
Durham County Council said it is also working with Public Health England and Sunderland City Council to help control the potential spread of the virus.
“It’s really important that everyone acts responsibly and follows public health guidance when out of the house,” said Gillian Gibson, director of public health, Gibson, Sunderland. Our family, friends and [neighbors] Follow the basic rules of hands, face, location – wash your hands often for 20 seconds, cover your face in public, stay 2 meters [6 feet] Also and stay home if you have symptoms or are waiting for the COVID test result. ”
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“he was the one [soccer] The match was planned with the aim of raising money for an incredible charity group close to the heart of the club. I hope people will understand that if we knew at the time what we know now, it would [soccer] According to a report in the Sunderland Echo, the match did not proceed on the part of the Facebook team page of Burnside Men’s Soccer Club.
The social media page reportedly stated that it was working to help in contact tracing with Public Health England, adding that proper safety guidelines were not fully followed during the charity event.
“I agree that the precautions taken in the place were not strict enough. According to the news outlet, “reads the club’s team page,” going forward to ensure that any matches played at home or away will be played in the safest way possible. d want to reiterate that this incident would never have happened if we knew back then what we know now, and this day was planned with the best of intentions. Again, I personally wish all of them a speedy recovery. ”
According to the Sunderland Echo, the club was closed for 72 hours.
Durham County Council is urging anyone with self-isolating problems to visit their website or the Sunderland County Council website for further information.