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NHS Grampian confirms 'small number' of Covid-19 cases at Elgin's B&M Home Store


By Lorna Thompson

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A NUMBER of Covid-19 cases have been confirmed among staff at an Elgin discount home and garden store as concerns grow over transmission of the virus in Moray.

Public health officials are working with management at the B&M Home Store, in Elgin's Edgar Road Retail Park, after a "small number" of cases were confirmed.

A spokesperson for NHS Grampian said: "We are aware of a small number of cases associated with the B&M store in Elgin.

"Public Health is working with the store's management."

NHS Grampian director of public health Susan Webb last week warned that Moray was on "a worrying trajectory" and urged residents not to let the region "get left behind" as the country unlocks.

B&M Home Store, at Elgin's Edgar Road Retail Park. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
B&M Home Store, at Elgin's Edgar Road Retail Park. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.

And today, NHS Grampian confirmed the number of Covid-19 cases associated with Elgin Academy has risen to 46 – a rise of 18 within five days.

A spokesperson for Moray Council said: "Our environmental health team is supporting retail and hospitality businesses across Moray – including B&M – as restrictions ease, to ensure mitigations are in place to limit the risk of transmission of Covid-19."

B&M Stores has not responded to requests for comment.

Read also: Number of Covid-19 cases associated with Elgin Academy rises to 46


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