G7 summit: Police officer staying on ferry tests positive for Covid
Twelve police officers who are supporting policing at the G7 summit in Cornwall are self-isolating following a positive Covid test.
A person in their bubble returned a positive lateral flow test for coronavirus on Friday morning.
The officer, plus those who have come into close contact, are currently self-isolating at another designated location after being accommodated on a ferry.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said: “As part of our testing regime, during the early hours of June 11 we have identified one officer who is currently supporting G7 policing and accommodated on the ferry, has given a positive lateral flow test for Covid-19.
“The officer, plus those who have come into close contact, are currently self-isolating at another designated location.
“All who have come into close contact or are in the bubble of those who tested positive are also currently self-isolating, which equates to 12 officers in total. The next stage is for those who have tested positive to undertake a PCR test.
“We are continuing to follow the advice of Public Health England.”
It comes after a hotel in Cornwall reportedly hosting media and security staff for the G7 summit closed following a coronavirus outbreak.
The website for the Pedn Olva hotel in St Ives said it had temporarily shut on Thursday and directed inquiries to its owners, St Austell Brewery.
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