NHS Dumfries & Galloway

COVID cases in Carlisle

Colleagues in Cumbria are dealing with an ongoing situation in Carlisle in which an increasing number of cases of COVID-19 have been identified.

This is of concern and demonstrates that COVID-19 is present in the Carlisle area and as we know is a highly infectious virus. Due to the close links between Dumfries and Galloway and the Carlisle area this does put Dumfries and Galloway at increased risk of outbreaks.

It is therefore essential that everyone continues to follow the FACTS advice. Whilst we appreciate that many people travel to Carlisle for work, to visit family and friends or for leisure and recreation, at this time of increased risk in the Carlisle area we would ask that individuals carefully consider whether their visits are necessary.

To help identify any possible new cases of coronavirus infection and help prevent wider spread we are encouraging any members of the public who have symptoms of coronavirus (a cold or flu like illness – including a new cough, high temperature, or loss of smell) to arrange testing.

We have implemented additional testing facilities at this time via the Mobile Testing Unit (MTU), and information on dates and locations follows at the end of this release.

Following further contact tracing in Cumbria, in addition to the original three pubs, anyone who visited The Thin White Duke in Carlisle on the dates and times specified is also being advised to get tested. The full list is now:

The Thin White Duke:

Friday 17th July – 7pm – 9.30pm

Saturday 18th July – 3pm – 6pm

The Turf Tavern:

Thursday 9th July – 7pm – midnight

Friday 10th July – 5.30pm – midnight

Sunday 12th July – 5.30pm – midnight

The Museum Inn:

Tuesday 14th July – 5.30pm – midnight

Lloyds No.1 Bar:

Saturday 11th July – 6pm – midnight

Testing is available in Carlisle at Brunton Park today (Wednesday 22 July, 10 am to 3 pm) and at Penrith Rugby Club 7 days a week. People can book a test at: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

If testing slots are not available online it is possible to attend Brunton Park without a booking (on foot or in a car), but you may have to wait, must wear a mask and observe social distancing.

Home testing kits can also be ordered via the national website.

Testing is also available at various locations in Dumfries and Galloway, including Annan and Gretna. Tests can be booked at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested/

Anyone in Dumfries and Galloway who is concerned about symptoms should get advice through the www.nhsinform.scot/ website or by phoning NHS-111.

In Dumfries and Galloway, the following groups of staff with symptoms of COVID-19 should continue to be tested through one of the NHS testing facilities. This can be organised through Occupational Health (01387 244626) or, for any non-NHS or non-Council staff, through line managers.

  • NHS staff, including independent contractors such as GPs, dentists, optometrists and community pharmacists
  • Social care staff, including care home and care-at-home staff
  • Emergency services, including police, fire and rescue, ambulance, and prison service staff
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council employees

Upcoming Mobile Testing Units testing dates and locations for other key workers and members of the public over 5 years of age are as follows:

Wednesday 22nd  July  

MTU1

Thornhill – Community Centre,

East Back Street. DG3 5LH           

MTU2

Gretna – Richard Greenhow Centre,

Central Ave, Gretna. DG16 5AQ

MTU3

Sanquhar  – Fun Pool, Blackaddie Road.

DG4 6DB

Thursday 23rd July          

MTU1

Newton Stewart – Douglas Ewart High School,

Corsbie Rd. DG8 6JQ      

MTU2

Annan – Swimming Pool,

St Johns Rd. DG12 6AQ 

Friday 24th July

MTU1

Moffat – Station Park Car Park,

Beattock Road (A701), Moffat.

MTU2

Gretna – Richard Greenhow Centre,

Central Ave, Gretna. DG16 5AQ

MTU3

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre,

Hoods Loaning. DG1 2HT

Saturday 25th July          

MTU1

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre,

Hoods Loaning. DG1 2HT              

MTU2

Lockerbie – McJerrow Car Park,

High Street. DG11 2BJ

Sunday 26th July             

MTU1

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre,

Hoods Loaning, DG1 2HT              

MTU2

Castle Douglas – Market St Car Park.

DG7 1AE

Monday 27th July           

MTU1

Stranraer – Ashwood House.

DG9 7JJ

MTU2

Annan – Swimming Pool,

St Johns Rd. DG12 6AQ 

Tuesday 28th July

MTU1   

Lockerbie – McJerrow Car Park,

High Street. DG11 2BJ

MTU2

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre, Hoods

Loaning, DG1 2HT            

Wednesday 29th July

MTU1   

Sanquhar  – Fun Pool, Blackaddie Road,

DG4 6DB             

MTU2

Stranraer – Ashwood House.

DG9 7JJ

Thursday 30th July          

MTU1 – morning

Castle Douglas – Market St Car Park.

DG7 1AE

MTU2

Annan – Swimming Pool,

St Johns Rd. DG12 6AQ 

MTU2 – afternoon

Dalbeattie (location to be confirmed)

Friday 31st July

MTU1

Langholm – Kilngreen Car Park.

DG13 0JN            

MTU2

Thornhill – Community Centre,

East Back Street. DG3 5LH

Saturday 1st August       

MTU1

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre,

Hoods Loaning, DG1 2HT              

MTU2

Stranraer – Ashwood House.

DG9 7JJ

Sunday 2nd August        

MTU1

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre,

Hoods Loaning, DG1 2HT              

MTU2

Annan – Swimming Pool,

St Johns Rd. DG12 6AQ 

Monday 3rd August       

MTU1

Stranraer – Ashwood House.

DG9 7JJ

MTU2

Moffat – Station Park Car Park,

Beattock Road (A701), Moffat. 

Tuesday 4th August       

MTU1

Annan – Swimming Pool,

St Johns Rd. DG12 6AQ

MTU2 – morning

Dalbeattie (location to be confirmed)

MTU3 – afternoon

Castle Douglas – Market St Car Park.

DG7 1AE

Wednesday 5th August

MTU1

Thornhill – Community Centre,

East Back Street. DG3 5LH           

MTU2

Stranraer – Ashwood House.

DG9 7JJ

Thursday 6th August     

MTU1 – morning

Newton Stewart – Douglas Ewart High School,

Corsbie Rd. DG8 6JQ

MTU2   

Annan – Swimming Pool,

St Johns Rd. DG12 6AQ 

MTU3 – afternoon

Kirkcudbright – (location to be confirmed)

Friday 7th August            

MTU1

Moffat – Station Park Car Park,

Beattock Road (A701), Moffat.

MTU2

Sanquhar  – Fun Pool,

Blackaddie Road. DG4 6DB          

Saturday 8th August

MTU1

Dumfries – DG1 Leisure Centre,

Hoods Loaning. DG1 2HT              

MTU2

Dalry – (location to be confirmed)            

Sunday 9th August                         

MTU1

Lockerbie – McJerrow Car Park,

High Street. DG11 2BJ

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