Entertainers Golf Society say they adhered to safety guidelines during trip to Offaly
One group member sadly died while at the hotel.
A group called the Entertainers Golf Society has released a statement after 20 of its members tested positive for Covid-19 after a trip to Offaly.
This comes after it was reported that The Bridge House Hotel in Offaly had closed following a cluster of cases.
The group say they adhered to safety measures at all times, and also informed the public that one party member tragically died while they were staying at the hotel.
It emerged that, unrelated to her death, the deceased woman had Covid-19.
The group then self-isolated, and gave their information to the HSE.
In a statement issued to Liveline, they said: "We have been tested by the HSE and up to 20 of our group, unfortunately, tested positive for this awful illness. We want to assure Liveline listeners that we adhered at all times to the HSE guidelines on Covid-19.
"We want to express our sincere thanks to the Bridge House Hotel. We also want to pay tribute to the HSE for all their great work, not just in the last seven days with us, but throughout the pandemic."
The statement, which you can read below, ended with the group paying tribute to the member who had died, her husband, and to everyone affected by Covid-19.
A group called the "Entertainers Golf Society" travelled to the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore and following a tragic event, 20 of them subsequently tested positive for Covid-19. They've provided a statement to @joeliveline #Liveline pic.twitter.com/4bjZxxIJLp
— Liveline (@rteliveline) September 18, 2020
It’s understood that around 100 employees at the hotel are being screened for Covid-19 while guests at the hotel at the time will also be notified and told to contact their GP if they develop symptoms.