A coronavirus outbreak at a cricket membership has been linked to a stag celebration, after travellers did not quarantine after visiting Prague.
Barlaston Cricket Membership was compelled to cancel Sunday’s match after two members examined constructive for Covid-19.
Staffordshire County Council heard as an alternative of self-isolating after the journey, the people “determined to have a recreation of cricket”.
The membership mentioned no extra instances have arisen on account of matches or occasions.
The Native Democracy Reporting Service mentioned Dr Richard Harling instructed councillors the primary case caught the virus in London, then flew to Prague the place they contaminated 5 different individuals who then introduced it again residence.
advises in opposition to “all however important journey to the Czech Republic”.
“They need to have quarantined. As an alternative they determined to have a recreation of cricket, so there we’re,” he mentioned.
Dr Harling mentioned there’ll “inevitably” be some individuals who do not adhere to nationwide steerage.
“Our job is to have the ability to catch them and to minimise the unfold of the virus earlier than it will get uncontrolled,” he mentioned.
Dr Harling added: “Quarantine for returning travellers is a system that depends virtually totally on belief, so we definitely do not get instructed who’s coming back from totally different international locations or the place they stay.
“I do not imagine there’s any enforcement of that by nationwide our bodies – we do not know who they’re. It is as much as these people to do it for themselves.”
In an announcement on its Fb web page, Barlaston Cricket Membership mentioned: “Our EvePass system and observe and hint sign up labored effectively and the Covid secure protocols and signage minimised the prospect of transmission for these on the membership.”
It reopened on Tuesday “after an intensive deep-clean of the premises”.
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