COVID-19 Outbreak Control

Current situation updates

Following positive COVID-19 cases in the Eden area, people who attended a Penrith pub recently are being advised to get tested, even if they do not have symptoms.

Local contact tracers, with the help of local pubs, have established links between a group of people who visited pubs in Penrith on the weekend of 25 and 26 July, some of whom subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

The Station Hotel alerted Eden District Council about an individual that had been in the premises and has subsequently tested positive for COVID-19, to support local contact tracing efforts.

The local track and trace process is continuing with the identified cases, but as a precaution, anyone attending the pub listed below on these specific dates are being advised to get tested for COVID-19:

  • Station Hotel - Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July 2020. From opening to closing time on both days.

People can book a test or order a home testing kit. NHS staff affected should arrange testing via their employer. If testing slots are not available online, it is possible to attend Brunton Park without a booking by car or foot providing you are wearing a mask and observing social distancing.

It is crucial for anyone who tests positive to contact the COVID-19 call centre on 0800 783 1968 to help in important local tracing efforts.

Anyone who has visited the Lloyds Bar on Botchergate in Carlisle on the following dates is being asked to go for COVID-19 testing as soon as possible as a precautionary measure. This is because local contact tracing has identified someone who has tested positive who was at Lloyds during these times.

The dates in question are:

  • Friday 24 July from 6.30pm through to 3.30am the following morning (25 July)
  • Tuesday 28 July from 10.30pm through to 3.30am the following morning (29 July).

Even if you are not displaying any symptoms we are urging you to be tested. Testing is available at Brunton Park in Carlisle 1 to 2 August and 5 to 6 August. Home testing kits are also available. 

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Following positive COVID-19 cases in the Eden area, people who attended some local pubs recently are being advised to get tested, even if they do not have symptoms.

A local track and trace process is continuing with the identified cases, but as a precaution, anyone attending the pubs listed below on these specific dates and times are being advised to get tested for COVID-19. 

  • Board & Elbow - Friday 17 July, 3.30pm to 6.30pm; Sunday 19 July, 12noon to 2pm.
  • Castlegate Arms - Friday 17 July, 6.45pm to closing time.

Testing is available in Carlisle at Brunton Park until Wednesday 29 July from 10am to 3pm, and at Penrith Rugby Club seven days a week. Book a test or order a home testing kit - staff affected should arrange testing via their employer. If testing slots are not available online, it is possible to attend Brunton Park without a booking by car or foot providing you are wearing a mask and observing social distancing.

It is important for anyone who tests positive to contact the COVID-19 call centre on 0800 783 1968 to help in important local tracing efforts.

Thank you to everyone who has acted on advice and got tested today. The Brunton Park site had its busiest ever day, with 497 tests.

Following further contact tracing, The Thin White Duke in Carlisle has also been identified as location visited by people who were COVID-19 positive on 2 days last week.

We are advising anyone who attended the pubs below at the specified dates and times to get tested.

We would like to thank all the pubs for their cooperation and support.

The Thin White Duke:

  • Friday 17 July - 7pm to 9.30pm
  • Saturday 18 July - 3pm to 6pm

The Turf Tavern:

  • Thursday 9 July - 7pm to midnight
  • Friday 10 July - 5.30pm to midnight
  • Sunday 12 July - 5.30pm to midnight

The Museum Inn:

  • Tuesday 14 July - 5.30pm to midnight

Lloyds No.1 Bar:

  • Saturday 11 July - 6pm to midnight

Testing is available in Carlisle at Brunton Park tomorrow (22 July) and Thursday (23 July) from 10am to 3pm, and at Penrith Rugby Club seven days a week. People can book a test online.

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 online.

Any NHS staff affected should arrange testing via their employer.

Testing is also available in Annan and Gretna. Book at test for Annan and Gretna online 

Anyone who tests positive is being asked to contact our COVID-19 call centre on 0800 783 1968.


Outbreak Control Plan

The local Outbreak Control Plan describes Cumbria's approach to managing outbreaks of Covid-19. 

It is in 3 parts:

  • Part 1 describes the overall strategy and approach being taken
  • Part 2 sets out the detail of the operating procedures that each bit of the local system will follow
  • Part 3 lists key contact details that may be required by people responding to incidents and outbreaks.

Parts 1 and 2 are published here for consultation:

People have until 31 July to provide feedback on the plan. In the interim the plan is live. 

Following review of consultation feedback a final plan will be adopted by Cumbria's Local Resilience Forum and will form part of the overall Cumbria Emergency Plan framework.

The primary responsibility for the production of this plan lies with the County Council as the upper tier authority.

Cumbria weekly COVID-19 situation reports

These reports provide an overview of the current COVID-19 situation in Cumbria based on available local and national data. Further detailed information on COVID-19 in Cumbria is available on the Cumbria Observatory website.
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6/08/2020 1310k
30/07/2020 1228k
23/07/2020 1300k
16/07/2020 1362k
15/07/2020 727k
6/07/2020 775k
30/06/2020 537k


Health Protection Board minutes

The purpose of the Health Protection Board is to take overall responsibility for the multi-agency management of the emergency and to establish the policy and strategic framework within which lower tier coordinating groups will work.
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30/07/2020 825k
23/07/2020 704k
16/07/2020 589k
9/07/2020 588k
2/07/2020 614k
30/06/2020 513k
30/06/2020 699k