SOME travellers have left the caravan park in Craven Arms where they were meant to be self-isolating after a coronavirus outbreak.

Shropshire Council said while most residents at the site have been co-operating, and thanked them for following advice, they are aware there have been incidents where individuals have ignored guidance and have left.

The council has not made clear if those who have left had tested positive.

Each case is being treated on an individual basis and the council is working with West Mercia Police to ensure that everyone is taking the appropriate public health advice.

Rachel Robinson, Shropshire Council’s director of public health, said: “At this phase of the pandemic, we still expect to see cases in the community and within settings where people are closer together.

“Our focus remains the health and wellbeing of residents while we work to contain and control the spread of Covid-19.

"We continue to support everyone on the Long Lane site, and we are working with West Mercia Police and other partners to reinforce the importance of following the measures put in place to keep everyone safe.”

Some 29 positive cases have been found to date, and 51 people have been tested on the site.