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Customers urged to get tested after COVID cases linked to Stirling bar

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NHS Forth Valley are requesting anyone who visited Tingle Bar in Stirling from Friday 21 to Wednesday 26 to get a COVID-19 PCR test.

This comes after a number of cases have been reported connected to the cocktail and sports bar on King Street.

Due to this, NHS Forth Valley are urging visitors to the bar from Friday 21 – Wednesday 26 to book a PCR test for COVID-19.

NHS Forth Valley Consultant in Public Health, Dr Henry Prempeh, said: “It is vitally important that we contact these young people to help prevent further spread, particularly as one case of the variant first detected in India, has been recorded amongst the positive cases.

“This variant is highly transmissible and we are working closely with environmental health colleagues from Stirling Council and our local Test and Protect team to stem this outbreak.

“Please continue to follow all guidance from NHS Forth Valley’s Test and Protect team and if you are identified as a close contact, please self-isolate and get a PCR test. Even if your test is negative you must continue to isolate for 10 days as advised.”

PCR tests are available at at the Engine Shed behind Stirling railway station and at the University of Stirling campus and can be booked through NHS Inform on 0800 028 2816.

Alternatively tests can also be booked by visiting the COVID-19 testing section of the GOV.UK website and individuals should select the option: ‘I’ve been told to get a test by my local council, health protection team or healthcare professional’ when prompted online.

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