Update on Covid-19 Outbreak Tingle Bar, Stirling – additional dates

With a further rise in the number of Covid-19 cases linked to a Stirling cocktail bar, public health leads are once again appealing to customers who visited the bar between Friday May 21st and Sunday 30th May 2021 to get tested for Covid-19 as soon as possible (this period has been extended from Wed 26th May following the recent confirmation of additional positive cases at the weekend) 

People are being urged to remain vigilant as cases connected to the Tingle bar have now been recorded across Forth Valley as well as much further afield.

NHS Forth Valley Consultant in Public Health Dr Henry Prempeh said: “This is a significant outbreak and cases may well rise further. Our Test and Protect team are following up with a number of people who have been identified as close contacts of those who have already tested positive however we want everyone who attended the bar during these dates to get a PCR test to help prevent further spread.

“If you are identified as a close contact and your test is negative you must continue to isolate for 10 days however if you attended the bar during these dates and have not been contacted direct by Test and Protect then you do not require to self-isolate if your PCR test is negative, providing you do not develop any symptoms.”

PCR Covid-19 testing is available 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 or booked online via 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).