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COVID-19 Cluster in Aviemore

NHS Highland has become aware of a cluster of seven cases of COVID-19 within the Macdonald Resort in Aviemore.

The cluster relates to a group of Christmas entertainers who were working in the resort over the last week.

NHS Highland’s Health Protection Team has undertaken case follow up in accordance with national guidance.

Contact tracing is being carried out with all those identified as close contacts being advised to self-isolate.

NHS Highland has written to all guests and staff who have stayed or worked in the resort over the past week to advise them what to do if they develop symptoms.

Dr Tim Allison, Director of Public Health with NHS Highland, said:

“We appreciate that this will be causing anxiety within the residents of the resort, staff and wider community and we are working closely with The Highland Council’s Environmental Health Team and the resort management to provide advice and guidance to residents, staff and their families.

“At this time, we have no evidence of wider community spread.

“We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the virus does circulate even in rural communities and so everyone should continue to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, wear a face-covering when in enclosed spaces, clean your hands and surfaces regularly and immediately self-isolate and seek a test if you develop symptoms.”