Pontefract pub closes after customer tests positive for coronavirus

A Pontefract pub has closed its doors after a customer tested positive for coronavirus.

Thursday, 9th July 2020, 2:22 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 2:32 pm

The Angel, in Ackworth, said a customer who visited at the weekend had been in touch to inform them that they had tested positive for Covid-19.

It comes just days after pubs across England were allowed to reopen to customers for the first time in more than three months.

The pub, on Wakefield Road, will remain closed to customers today (Thursday, July 9) to deep clean the premises.

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A Pontefract pub has closed its doors after a customer tested positive for coronavirus. Photo: Google Maps

Management are also working with Wakefield Council and have advised staff on the best course of action.

In a Facebook post, The Angel said: "We will be closed today 9/7/20 to deep clean after a customer has informed us they have tested positive for Coronavirus. This customer visited us on Saturday evening between 8pm and 10pm.

"We have been in contact with all staff member to make sure they are safe and are not showing any symptoms and have advised them on what to do if they are.

"We apologise if anyone has a booking with us and we hope to see you in the near future.

"We will be reopening tomorrow at 12pm. Thank you and stay safe."

Earlier this week, a Batley pub was forced to close after a customer tested positive for coronavirus.

Small outbreaks have also been reported at businesses in Normanton and Ossett.

Anyone presenting with coronavirus symptoms is advised to self-isolate immediately, and only leave home to get a test.

Tests can be booked via the NHS website or by contacting the dedicated coronavirus helpline on 119.