During the G7 conference, a police officer who was on the ship tested positive for Covid.
Following a positive Covid test, twelve police officers who are assisting with policing at the G7 summit in Cornwall are self-isolating.
On Friday morning, a member in their bubble had a positive coronavirus lateral flow test.
After being accommodated on a ferry, the police and individuals who have come into close contact are currently self-isolating in another specified site.
“As part of our testing programme, one officer who is currently supporting G7 policing and accommodated on the boat gave a positive lateral flow test for Covid-19 during the early hours of June 11,” a Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said.
“The officer, as well as those with whom he has had close touch, are currently self-isolating at a different place.
“All cops who have had close contact with or are in the bubble of those who have tested positive are currently self-isolating, which totals 12 police. Those who have tested positive will then be subjected to a PCR test.
“We are continuing to follow Public Health England’s advice.”
It comes after a coronavirus outbreak forced the closure of a hotel in Cornwall that was purportedly housing media and security personnel for the G7 conference.
The Pedn Olva hotel in St Ives was temporarily closed on Thursday, according to its website, which directed enquiries to the brewery’s owners, St Austell Brewery.