New locations identified that could pose low risk of COVID-19 – 11 January 2021

Following a recent positive case of COVID-19, eight locations have been identified which could pose a low risk of contracting the virus for people who visited at specific times. 

Wednesday 30 December 20205:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Paparazzi, Loch Promenade, Douglas7:00 pm to finish – Upstairs circle of the Gaiety Theatre, Harris Promenade, Douglas  

Friday 1 January 20212:30 pm to 4:30 pm – Barbary Coast, North Quay, Douglas

 Saturday 2 January 20211:00 pm to 2:00 pm – Bay Hotel, Shore Road, Port Erin 

Sunday 3 January 20211:00 pm to 1:45 pm – Tesco, Lake Road, Douglas 

Tuesday 5 January 202112 noon to 12:30 pm – Marks and Spencer, Drumgold Street, Douglas 

Wednesday 6 January 202012:30 pm to 12:50 pm – The Entertainer, Strand Shopping Centre, Douglas1:00 pm to 1:15 pm – Boots, Strand Street, Douglas 

It is important to stress that the risk to the general public is low.  If, however, anyone who has visited or was working in any of the locations during the relevant time period goes on to develop symptoms of COVID-19, they are encouraged to self-isolate and contact the COVID-111 service immediately.

The service is open from 8am to 8pm each day.  People who have been at the venues but have no symptoms are not being asked to contact COVID-111 at the present time. 

Dr Henrietta Ewart, Director of Public Health, said: “With a number of busy venues identified, including the Gaiety Theatre, I appreciate there will be concern in the community.  The risk is low and it only applies to those who were at these locations at very specific times.  We release details of low risk venues – and the relevant dates and times – so that those who were present know to be extra vigilant and aware to keep a look out for any COVID signs and symptoms they may develop.” 

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:a temperature of more than 37.8C (100F)OR, a new and persistent cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (for people who usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)OR, anosmia – this is the loss of or a change in someone’s normal sense of smell, which can also affect sense of taste as the two are closely linked.