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Tracers making Welshpool house calls

Created on 19/07/2021 @ 09:28


With the number of people self-isolating in the Welshpool area continuing to rise, there is a warning from both the council and MyWelshpool readers that house checks are taking place to ensure compliance.

The number of local positive cases have spiralled over the past fortnight, particularly amongst the younger age group with 62% of those testing positive aged between 10-29.

It has resulted in an average of six people-per-positive-case being told to stay home and for those thinking of going out, the advice is to think again after house checks were reported by readers this weekend.

“We had a knock on the door on day two of our isolation after returning from Spain,” one Welshpool man told us, while an 18-year-old in town that has tested positive said yesterday: “Just had a visit at the door to check that I am home, so don’t risk going out!”

Powys County Council confirmed that their officers are doing the rounds to make random checks.

“Daily checks take place on all contacts via SMS or phone calls and public protection officers carry out random home visits,” a spokesperson told us.

Today is the day that restrictions are lifted across the border but here, masks are still required in businesses and visitors are being urged to be respectful to the local rules still in place.

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