A PENINSULA sports club has been forced to close its doors for deep cleaning after two people returned positive results for Covid-19.

Cove and Kilcreggan Bowling Club will remain shut for a minimum of three days following the positive cases, with members reassuring the public that any potential outbreak has been contained.

It is understood that the two positive cases involved people who were part of a group who hired the clubhouse for a private function.

A social media post from member John Neal on Sunday morning, September 13, said: "All, in an attempt to quash the rumour mill and prevent scaremongering the bowling club issue the following:

"On Monday, September 7 the club provided facilities for a select group, all Covid-19 measures and guidance were implemented and observed.

"The club, as per current normal business, was subsequently deep cleaned and full electrostatic spray carried out.

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"Unfortunately on Friday, September 11, we were notified that two members of the group from Monday had tested positive for coronavirus.

"As a precautionary measure I have closed the club for a minimum of three days to allow further deep clean and spray.

"We have notified the relevant authorities and they fully support our response actions.

"To my knowledge no other member of the group from Monday or indeed any other member of the bowling club has tested positive for coronavirus.

"It is also worth advising that others from Monday's group and some members have been recently tested but results are not yet received.

"I will keep everyone posted on any developments.

"If you have experienced any symptoms please take relevant precautions for yourself and your family, tests can be ordered/booked on the NHS website with drive-through testing stations at Dunoon and Glasgow Airport, alternatively you can get one sent to your home.

"Stay safe and well."

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