Customers who visited Olivello restaurant in Middlesbrough on five specific dates in August must self-isolate as a precaution, the council says.
Anyone who was at Olivello on August 25, 26, 27, 28 or 29 must self-isolate for a 14-day period from the date they were at the restaurant .
This means staying at home other than for medical reasons such as attending a test.
Those who were at the restaurant on those days should not go to work, school, or public areas, and should not use public transport or taxis.
Middlesbrough Council said those who did visit must not go outside even to buy food or other essentials, and any exercise must be taken within your home.
The instruction to isolate follows three positive tests linked to the Linthorpe Road restaurant.
Those who were at Olivello on August 25, 26, 27, 28 or 29 should get a coronavirus test only if they display symptoms.
They must complete their full 14 days of self-isolation, even if they get a negative test result. This is because it can take time for symptoms to develop.
The symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to taste or smell.
Anyone with symptoms can book a free test online or by calling 119. A mobile testing site will be at Newport Community Hub until Thursday. The permanent Middlehaven site is open from 8am-8pm daily.
Olivello management is co-operating fully with Middlesbrough Council and is taking responsible actions. A deep clean has taken place. The restaurant will be closed until Monday when the situation will be reviewed.
Attempts are now being made to contact customers directly to provide the urgent self-isolation advice.
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The restaurant said in a statement: “We have been contacted by Middlesbrough Council and been advised to take serious action after customers between the dates August 25 and 29 have tested positive for covid-19.
“Customers that dined with us between (those dates) are now [being] contacted because they may have been in contact with a case of covid-19.
“We apologise for any inconvenience. If anyone develops symptoms they should go and get a test.
“We would like to share none of our staff have presented with symptoms however will all be tested before we reopen.”
The statement said a deep clean company would be at the restaurant tomorrow, while those with questions should contact them on 01642 650772 or through Facebook.
Middlesbrough Council is continuing to remind residents of the following urgent advice:
- If you have coronavirus symptoms, you and everyone in your household must self-isolate
- This means staying at home other than for medical reasons such as attending a test: do not go to work, school, or public areas, and do not use public transport or taxis
- You must not go outside even to buy food or other essentials, and any exercise must be taken within your home
- Anyone with symptoms, however mild, should book a free test online or by calling 119. The test centre at Middlehaven has capacity for around 800 tests per day and home test kits can also be requested
- The more people you have interactions with, the more chance the virus has to spread. Therefore, try to limit the number of people you see – especially over short periods of time. The risk of transmission is also higher indoors, so you should take extra care to stay as safe as possible
- Anyone advised to self-isolate after a positive test MUST complete their full period of self-isolation by staying at home
- If you are informed you have been a close contact of someone who has tested positive you MUST continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days even if you have had a negative test
- Everyone must try to stay two metres away from people they don’t live with, wash their hands regularly for at least 20 seconds and wear a face covering in shared transport or in public places such as shops
Anyone who requires further advice on coronavirus can contact NHS 111.
More information is available here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/