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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Eight PSNI officers test positive for COVID-19

The PSNI have confirmed that a number of officer have tested positive for COVID-19 from Antrim Station as well as other districts colleagues currently being tested and self-isolation as a precaution.

Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said: “Following reports of a number of officers from Antrim Station being unwell, these officers have undergone testing for Covid-19. At this time, eight of these officers have tested positive for the virus.  

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“We have undertaken, and we will continue to undertake a range of appropriate measures, in line with public health advice and guidance, to address the issue. This includes the closure of both Antrim and Newtownabbey stations in order to conduct a deep clean.

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“Colleagues from across the district are also self-isolating and will undergo testing for Covid-19 tested.  

“I want to reassure public that we have plans in place to ensure continuance of service delivery to keep our people and our communities safe.

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“We are also working to identify any other risks arising from this outbreak and will address those with our health care partners.”

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