Several Pubs Forced To Close After Customers Test Positive For COVID-19

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It has only been a matter of days since pubs, bars and restaurants in England were allowed to reopen having been closed for three months. 

The much-anticipated, so-called, ‘super saturday’ was an opportunity for people to head down the pub and have a few drinks following the nation-wide lockdown. 

But less than three days after reopening, pubs have already had to start closing again after their customers tested positive for COVID-19, as reported by Sky News

One of the pubs, The Lighthouse Kitchen and Carvery in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, confirmed that one of their customers had tested positive for COVID-19. 

In a message posted on their Facebook page, a spokesperson for the pub 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 re open when the time is safe to do so. Thanks to all the positive phone calls”.

The Village Home pub in Alverstoke, Gosport, said it had also “had a case of coronavirus” on the premises and added that “some of us are in isolation”.

A post on their Facebook page confirmed:

“We have had a case of coronavirus in the pub, which means that some of us are in isolation. 

“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”.

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