Together We’re Better update – week commencing 24th August 2020

This week has seen five pubs, two social clubs and a football ground all closed after a coronavirus outbreak swept through a tight-knit community in Silverdale, Newcastle. There have been three confirmed and three suspected cases within Silverdale after a local outbreak linked to a bingo event at Silverdale Working Men’s Club (WMC).

Staffordshire County Council has urged anyone who had visited the club between August 16 and August 21 to get tested for the virus. The County Council is also urging anyone who visited the Bush Pub and The Vine in Silverdale, or the George and Dragon in Newcastle, because 20 and 22 August to also get tested as soon as possible.

News of the outbreak emerged over the weekend after the club revealed it had voluntarily closed its doors after two confirmed coronavirus cases at the venue which led to the closure of a further pub for a deep clean after one of its employees tested positive for coronavirus following a visit to the WMC.

Read the full update here: Stakeholder update wc 24 August 2020