Council warns rugby club visitors to look out for coronavirus symptoms

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A council is warning people who visited a rugby club last weekend to be aware of coronavirus symptoms after tracing positive cases to the premises.

Neath Port Talbot Council ‘s Test, Trace and Protect (TTP) team found visitors attended the clubhouse in Depot Road, Cwmavon, while they were infectious with Covid-19 on Friday November 13 and Thursday November 14.

According to the council, the TTP service should have the contact details of anyone who visited the club during this time and correctly completed track and trace records. The team will contact such people for further details if needed.

The council is advising anyone who visited the club and currently has symptoms of Covid-19 to immediately self isolate (along with household members) and book a test.

Symptoms include loss of sense of smell or taste, a new and continuous cough, and a high temperature.

You can book a test onlie via https://sbhub.nhs.wales or call 01639 862757.

Anyone who has visited the rugby club and is not showing symptoms of the virus does not need to book a test or self-isolate unless instructed to do so by officials.

If you test positive for the virus, you should self-isolate and stay home for at least ten days. Other members of your household or people you have been in contact with should self-isolate for 14 days – even if they feel well or receive a
negative test.

A council spokesperson said: “Doing this will help prevent the spread of the virus to family, friends, colleagues and the wider community and help protect the NHS.”

According to a statement on the club’s social media, this is the first time there have been confirmed cases at Cwmavon RFC.

The club has closed and will be cleaned and reorganised and is expected to reopen on Saturday 21st November if there are no further positive cases.



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