Warning issued after someone with the virus visited three pubs in same day

Neath Port Talbot Council is urging residents to “be mindful” of coronavirus symptoms after someone with the virus visited four businesses in Neath.

The council said a person who was confirmed to have had Covid-19 went to three pubs and a nail salon on Friday, October 23.

Between 12pm and 4pm the person attended the following places:

• The Ambassador Bar at 42 The Parade, Neath.
• The Corner House at 48 The Parade, Neath.
• The Castell Nedd Arms (formerly The Angel), in Angel Street, Neath.

They later visited Five Star Nails, 1a Station Square, Windsor Road, Neath, between 4pm and 5pm.

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The council is encouraging anyone who went to these places on October 23 to “be mindful” of coronavirus symptoms.

Anyone displaying symptoms is urged to book a test and remain at home before and after being tested. Their household members should also remain home to prevent the spread of the virus and protect the NHS.

The council has also told people who visited Plush hairdressers in Baglan and Neath Athletic RFC to look out for symptoms of Covid-19.

Two people who visited Plush on October 14, 15, 16, 17 and 20 have since tested positive for the virus and two people who attended Neath Athletic RFC on Saturday, October 17, later tested positive.

A council spokesman said the Test, Trace, Protect service traced contacts of people known to have the virus “successfully and promptly” most of the time and while working with “a daunting caseload” of 70 to 80 cases per day and more than 1,000 contacts per week.

They added: “Sometimes, however, we have to issue retrospective appeals due to the length of time it often takes for people to test positive (symptoms can take up to 14 days to develop).

“The chain of infection moves onward in time but we use these retrospective appeals to fix a time and location where the infected person was present so it alerts others who may have come into contact with them.

“Our TTP teams are working hard to protect us all during this worldwide pandemic and we thank them for the invaluable job they are doing in extremely difficult circumstances and we appeal to everyone to co-
operate fully with the TTP service.”

Find out about coronavirus cases in your area:

Further advice is available at: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test and 01639 862757.

It was announced today, Friday, October 30, that 11 more people had died with coronavirus in Wales. Public Health Wales (PHW), also confirmed that 1,737 more people had been diagnosed with Covid-19 following a lab test.

That is significantly up from the 1,375 recorded the previous day and is the highest daily total since the pandemic began in March.

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