STAGS FOR LIFE wrote:300 told to self-isolate after coronavirus outbreak at charity football match
Up to 300 people who attended a charity football match have been asked to self-isolate for a fortnight after 28 people who attended the event tested positive for Covid-19.
The match was held at Burnside Working Men’s Club, in Fencehouses, County Durham on August 30.
The location is close to the border with Wearside, so Durham County Council has been working with counterparts at Sunderland City Council, as well as Public Health England, to manage the response.
Contact tracing will be carried out for anyone deemed to have been close to someone who tested positive at the bank holiday weekend gathering, but anyone else who was at the charity game has been asked to self-isolate until midnight on September 13.
Gillian Gibson, Sunderland’s director of public health, said: “It’s really important that everyone acts responsibly and follows the public health guidance when outside of the home if we are to keep our community safe.”
Total over reaction by the authorities. That sort of over the top block response will put people off going to any event if they're possibly going to be quarantined just for being there in the open air. They didn't quarantine from any of the other mass events at beaches, protests, etc
Seriously ? 10% of the people at the event have tested positive and you don't think it is a cause for concern ?
You don't think there is a possibility that another 10-20 people have also contracted the virus and if they don't self isolate they will then be spreading it around their family, friends, work colleagues, local pubs, etc. ?
If the authorities don't react quickly to small outbreaks like this they soon turn into bigger spikes and end up locking down a whole town or district.