ALL three of Ayr's superstores have now been confirmed as dealing with outbreaks of coronavirus. 

Morrisons on Castlehill Road is now at the centre of a track and trace operation. 

It comes just a day after it was revealed that staff at Tesco on Whitletts Road had contracted COVID-19, and NHS Ayrshire and Arran's Test and Protect team were investigating an outbreak at Asda in Heathfield on Saturday, October 10.

Today, the health board have confirmed that their Health Protection Team is carrying out contact tracing. 

Those identified through the probe are being advised to self-isolate for 14 days. 

The risk to the public is low. 

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Joy Tomlinson, Director of Public Health said:"NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s Health Protection Team is completing contact tracing associated with a retailer in South Ayrshire.

"Close contacts identified through this process are being advised to self-isolate for 14 days by the Test and Protect Team. The risk to the public is low.

"To respect and maintain patient confidentiality it is not possible to release any further information at this time.

"The symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19):new persistent cough; high temperature; and / or loss of taste and smell. Anyone who develops any of these symptoms should book a test and self-isolate immediately."

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Everyone in Ayrshire and Arran is reminded to remember the FACTS guidance:

F – Face coverings. These should be used in shops and on public transport (buses, trains and taxis)

A – Avoid crowded places.

C – Clean your hands frequently, using water & soap whenever possible.

T – Two metres – observe physical distancing.

S – Self-isolate and book a test if you are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.