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Coronavirus: Pubs close again after punters test positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus: Pubs close again after punters test positive for COVID-19

Published by May Norman at 7:07am 7th July 2020.

West Yorkshire pub forced to close after coronavirus fears

  • A pub in West Yorkshire is one of three in the UK which has had to close just a few days after reopening because a customer tested positive for coronavirus.
  • The Fox and Hound in Batley made the announcement on its Facebook page last night.
  • Two other pubs affected by COVID-19 cases are in Hampshire and Somerset.

A West Yorkshire pub which reopened for the first time since lockdown measures were imposed has had to close again after a customer tested positive for coronavirus.

Bars across England welcomed drinkers on Saturday more than three months after the coronavirus outbreak closed down the hospitality sector.

But three pubs - including the Fox and Hounds in Batley, West Yorkshire - have since alerted their customers that they have had to shut again after cases of COVID-19 were detected.

The Fox and Hound made the announcement on its Facebook page last night (Monday, 6 July).

It would be closed until further notice after receiving a call from a customer on Monday to say they had tested positive for coronavirus.

The pub said on Facebook that all its staff had since taken a test and the premises will be "fully deep cleaned and when safe to do so we will reopen our doors".

The other pubs affected are in Somerset and Hampshire.