NHS Fife is providing an update on a cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to a pool hall in Kirkcaldy.

A total of 42 individuals linked to the Styx Pool Hall in Kirkcaldy have now tested positive for COVID-19. Work is ongoing to identify those who have been in close contact with the additional positive cases and instruct them to isolate to prevent further spread of the virus.

NHS Fife previously asked people who had visited the venue on Saturday 29 May 2021 to get in touch with our public health contact tracing team and we wish to thank all of those who did so. Those who visited the pool hall on this date and who have not been in touch with our public health team should remain vigilant of the symptoms of COVID-19 – these are a new, continuous cough; a fever; or a loss or change in the sense of smell or taste.

With restrictions having been eased across much of the country, local people across Fife are being reminded to follow the FACTS public health guidance. This means wearing appropriate face coverings, avoiding crowded places, cleaning hands and surfaces, remaining two metres apart wherever possible.

Should anyone develop any of the established symptoms of COVID-19, they should self-isolate immediately and book a test as soon as possible.

There is a large network of testing sites available across Fife, both for those with and without the symptoms of COVID-19. Getting tested can potentially help prevent many more people catching the virus and is absolutely free - you can even collect home testing kits from testing sites across Fife. More information on testing is available at www.nhsfife.org/testing.

Should you be required to self-isolate, a range of welfare support is available including financial support, food and medication delivery, and help with some caring responsibilities. For more information, visit: www.fife.gov.uk/covidassistance.

Vaccination is known to be effective at reducing the risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and NHS Fife is urging everyone to take up the vaccination when it is offered. Around 235,000 people in Fife have already been vaccinated against COVID-19 and this remains the best available protection against the virus and its effects.

* Please note all figures are correct as at 10 June 2021.