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Three pubs close as customers test positive for coronavirus

by LLB Reporter
7th Jul 20 10:49 am

Three pubs have been forced to close after customers tested positive with coronavirus and visitors have been alerted.

After three months of being closed pubs reopened on what was dubbed “Super Saturday” in England.

The Lighthouse Kitchen and Carvery in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset said a customer had tested positive and they are now alerting customers who attended on Saturday.

In a statement posted on Facebook the venue said, “This isn’t the message we wanted to write so soon but The Lighthouse will be closed due to a customer testing positive to Covid-19.

“We are slowly getting through our list of customers that were in the pub on Saturday. All our staff are going to be tested and we will reopen when the time is safe to do so.”

The Village Home Pub in Alverstoke, Gosport, said they also “had a case of Coronavirus in the pub,” adding that “some of us are in isolation.”

The pub said in a statement on Facebook, “The pub is now shut but all being well will open again on Saturday.

“Anyone who was in the pub over the weekend there is no need to isolate unless you show symptoms or are contacted direct by the trace group. Thank you and hope to see you soon.”

The Fox and Hounds in Batley, West Yorkshire, said they will be closed until further notice following a call from a customer who said they had tested positive for coronavirus.

The Fox and Hounds said on their Facebook page, all their staff have since taken a test and the pub will be “fully deep cleaned and when safe to do so we will reopen our doors.”

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said, “I think far and away the vast majority of people acted in a safe, sensible and responsible manner and as I understand it many police forces across England reported a quieter than expected evening with few arrests.

“We would urge people not to overdo it. This was a cautious step towards opening more of our economy and it does look like the vast majority of people acted in a sensible and responsible way.”

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