Uk news Plush MacDonald Hotel near Glencoe closes after coronavirus cluster identified MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Four positive cases of coronavirus have been linked back to the MacDonald Hotel in Kinlochleven sparking a temporary two weeks closure with staff self-isolating.
Breaking News ! A luxury Highland hotel has been forced to temporarily after four positive cases of Covid-19 were found. The MacDonald Hotel in Kinlochleven, near Glencoe, will remain shut for two weeks with all staff self-isolating after the cluster was identified on Saturday. NHS Highland confirmed they had begun tracing procedures with all close contacts being told to quarantine for 14 days. The hotel announced their temporary closure on social media (Image: Facebook) Read More Related Articles How to get the latest Scottish news stories sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Scots cops seize samurai sword, heroin and crack cocaine in series of raids targeting county line drug dealers Health chiefs have stressed that there is currently no evidence of transmission in the wider local community. Dr Tim Allison, Director of Public Health, said: “We appreciate that this will be causing anxiety within the local community but please be reassured that investigations so far have seen no evidence of wider community spread. “We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the virus can recur even in rural communities and so everyone should continue to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, wear a face-covering when in enclosed spaces, clean your hands and surfaces regularly and immediately self-isolate if you develop symptoms.
. They said: “We have taken the decision to close for 2 weeks. “Although the EHO and NHS teams were satisfied with our operation, and we were not required to isolate by the Contact and Trace team, we have taken the decision to self-isolate for the safety of the rest of our team, our larger community and our guests. “We have been in touch with anyone booked in up to 29th September and apologise if we have not yet managed to contact you. “We would like to thank our team, who have been incredibly supportive, our guests, who have been very understanding and the wider community for their assistance in helping us come to this decision.
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“Most of all we would like to thank the Kinlochleven Resilience and Support Team who have been there for us every step of the way since Saturday morning.”
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