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'Get tested' call as Covid-19 cases confirmed among visitors to Stone pub

By Dayna Farrington | Stone | Coronavirus | Published: | Last Updated:

An alert has been issued after number of visitors to a Staffordshire pub have tested positive for coronavirus.

The Crown and Anchor Pub, in Stone. Photo: Google Maps

Staffordshire County Council is now advising anyone who visited the Crown and Anchor Pub, off Station Road, in Stone, on July 16, 17 and 18 to get tested.

The authority said they had been made aware of a number positive Covid-19 cases among those who had visited the pub on those dates.

They are now urging anyone who had visited the pub, has been in contact with someone who visited, or anyone who was drinking in Stone and is now displaying symptoms to get tested.

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A walk-in testing centre will be available on Crown Street car park in Stone on Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 5pm.. The tests are free and no appointment is needed.

On Twitter, the county council said: "We have been made aware of a number of positive cases of coronavirus that have been confirmed among visitors to the Crown and Anchor Pub on July 16, 17 and 18.

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"Please book a test if you visited the pub on July 16, 17 and 18; you have been in close contact with someone who visited the pub on July 16, 17 and 18; and people who were drinking in Stone on July 16, 17 and 18 and have any symptoms of Covid-19."

Tests can be booked online at nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

For more information about the situation in Stone, visit staffordshire.gov.uk/Coronavirus/Outbreak-control/Stone-Local-Outbreak-Control.aspx

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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