Coffee Shop Announced As Low Risk Location

Following further contact tracing, one additional location has been identified that could pose a low risk of contracting COVID-19 for people who visited at specific times.


The location and times are as follows:


Thursday 18 February 2021

  • Costa Coffee, Castletown from 10am to 11am


The risk to the general public is low. If, however, anyone who has visited or was working in any of the location 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 venue but have no symptoms are not being asked to contact COVID-111 at the present time.


Dr Henrietta Ewart, Director of Public Health, said: ‘The risk to members of the public who were at this venue at the relevant time is small. That does not mean there is no risk and as a community we must be vigilant.  If you visited the specific location and feel as though you may have COVID symptoms, please self-isolate and call the COVID-111 service.’


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

  • OR, shortness of breath.

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