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07 July 2021

Pub goers in Allerdale and Carlisle advised to get covid test

People who attended either of two pubs in Allerdale and Carlisle on Saturday 3 July are being advised to get tested for COVID-19 after some customers at the venues on that day subsequently tested positive for the virus

The pubs are:

·         The Arroyo Arms, Edgehill Road, Carlisle

·         Grasslot Welfare Sports and Social Club, Maryport

Anyone attending either venue on that day is now advised to book a PCR test via the national testing booking system https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test. This advice applies even if people currently have no symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone testing positive is required by law to self-isolate for 10 days.

Colin Cox, Director of Public Health, said:

“We are now seeing significant spikes in new cases following England football games at Euro 2020. We know  many people are watching the matches in pubs and it’s well established that the virus spreads most easily in crowds and indoors.

"We still have a large proportion of the population that is not fully vaccinated, these people are still at risk of serious illness so it is still important that we try and stop infection spreading. I’d urge people who were at these venues to get tested as soon as possible to help prevent the situation getting worse.”


If you people are planning on watching the football with friends, make sure you follow the latest COVID guidance - to protect yourself and those around you.

  • If you have symptoms, get a test and stay at home.
  • Keep your distance from others whenever possible. 
  • Meet outdoors whenever possible. 
  • If meeting indoors, open some windows to let some fresh air in. 
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Wear face coverings if you cannot social distance.
  • If you're heading out to watch the match, make sure you check in using the NHS COVID-19 app. 
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People who attended either of two pubs in Allerdale and Carlisle on Saturday 3 July are being advised to get tested for COVID-19 after some customers at the venues on that day subsequently tested positive for the virus