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Covid-19 Warn and Inform Message – D J Thomas Coaches, Stag Do to Liverpool

23 July 2021

Neath Port Talbot Council’s Test, Trace, Protect (TTP) Service wants people to be aware that 10 people who attended a stag do in Liverpool have tested positive for Covid-19. The group were transported to Liverpool via D J Thomas Coaches from Friday 16th July to Monday 19th July.

The Test, Trace, Protect Service has been in contact with D J Thomas Coaches and members of the Stag Do but were unable to successfully obtain the contact details of all the individuals who attended. We are reminding the stag do participants that it is not too late to get tested and should do so right away (even if you do not have symptoms). Covid has an incubation period of between 2 – 14 days and therefore those who were at the stag do may be infected but may be unaware or may not have symptoms. We urge you to get a test as soon as possible.

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms (however mild) must remain at home both before and after having a test until such time as they have received a negative test result. Their household members must also stay at home in a similar manner as doing this will help prevent the spread of the virus to family, friends, colleagues and the wider community and will also help protect the NHS.

You can now go for a free coronavirus test if you have a wider range of symptoms. These are:

  • Flu-like symptoms including any or all of: myalgia (muscle ache or pain); excessive tiredness; persistent headache; runny nose or blocked nose; persistent sneezing; sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing;
  • Generally feeling unwell and a history of being in contact with a known COVID-19 case
  • Any new or change in symptoms following a previous negative test
  • Any symptom which is new, persistent and/or unusual for them

If you take a test because of these other wider symptoms you are not required to isolate while waiting for your result. This includes children and school pupils who can continue to attend schools and childcare settings while they await a test result. However, children and adults with diarrhoea and or vomiting should remain off work or school and not attend childcare settings until they are symptom free for 48 hours even if their Covid-19 test is negative.

If you get a positive Covid-19 result, you and your household must then isolate. Households must also isolate if anyone develops any of the 3 classic Covid-19 symptoms while waiting for a test result taken on wider symptoms to come back.

More advice on what to do is available here:

Those not online can ring 01639 862757.

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