Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton Constituency, has commended local businesses for actively taking part in the track and trace programme in helping to contain outbreaks of covid-19.

This follows confirmation from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde that individuals who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the recently reported outbreak in Inverclyde, have been identified as having frequented the Queen of the Loch in Balloch, stayed at Loch Lomond Holiday Park and taken a trip on Sweeney’s Cruises in the days prior to their positive test result.

All businesses co-operated fully with the Council and health board and are determined to keep all of their guests and visitors safe.

Members of the public and staff who came into contact with them will have been contacted and told to isolate to limit the chance of spreading the virus.

Jackie Baillie MSP said:

“I am glad that all of our local businesses that were affected followed the requirements of the Council and health board. It is important that for people with covid-19, their movements are tracked and everyone they have come into contact with are traced. Whilst this is the first time it has happened in our area, it is important that the system works if we are to fight the virus effectively.

“Local business owners understand the importance of keeping their customers and staff safe and acted quickly. The health board, Council and local businesses should continue to operate transparently as this will maintain confidence in the local community that the system works.

“Only by testing, tracking, tracing and being fully transparent will we be able to beat this virus and supress further outbreaks.”


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