A group of police officers in Blackburn are self-isolating after a colleague checked positive for coronavirus following a retirement party at the regional station, the force has actually verified.
The Lancashire Constabulary officer developed signs and checked positive for COVID-19 on 21 July.
They were identified with the infection after going to a “retirement gathering” at Greenbank Police Station in Blackburn, the force added.
Once they got the positive test result, 22 officers were informed to self-isolate for contact tracing functions, reports the Lancashire Telegraph.
It comes after Blackburn with Darwen was determined as an “area of intervention” by Public Health England following a spike in coronavirus cases.
The location now has a comparable variety of infections to Leicester – the only location in the UK to have actually suffered a regional lockdown.
People in Blackburn should use face coverings in all indoor public areas and are minimal to having 2 members of another family in their houses to stop the spread of the infection.
However a Leicester-style lockdown is not believed to be likely, according to federal government sources.
A Lancashire Constabulary spokesperson informed Sky News: “We can confirm some police officers based in Blackburn are self-isolating after a colleague tested positive for COVID-19.”
Assistant chief constable Peter Lawson added: “We take the health of both our officers and the neighborhoods we serve exceptionally seriously.
” As soon as we were informed by an officer that they had actually checked positive for COVID-19 we right away began tracing their contacts and needing them to self-isolate.
“I can reassure people that we continue to meet all our minimum staffing levels and there will be no effect on operational policing in the county.”