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Agencies working together to tackle workplace Covid-19 outbreak

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Agencies are working together to manage an outbreak of Covid-19 within a workplace in Newbury.

In recent days a number of police officers from Thames Valley Police have tested positive for Covid-19. Those officers, and a number of other people they have been in close contact with are now self-isolating in line with national guidelines.

Agencies including West Berkshire Council and Public Health England are working with Thames Valley Police to ensure that appropriate steps are being taken to minimise the spread of the virus in line with our local outbreak control plan.

When positive tests were first reported Thames Valley Police acted quickly to take the necessary precautions and working with NHS Test and Trace and partners informing anyone who had been in close contact to begin self-isolating.

Matt Pearce, Head of Public Health for West Berkshire Council, said:

"Nationally there has been an increase in cases of Covid-19, and we are likely to see more local cases and outbreaks over the coming months. We will continue to work with our partners to ensure that the necessary is action to reduce the spread of the virus."