Second Ackworth pub closes after customer tests positive for Covid-19

A second Pontefract pub has confirmed a temporary closure after a customer tested positive for coronavirus.

Thursday, 9th July 2020, 3:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 3:28 pm

In a Facebook post, the Boot & Shoe said they had decided to close for a "deep clean and sanitisation" after learning that one of their weekend customers had tested positive for the virus.

The pub, on Wakefield Road, said they were working with the NHS' track and trace team to contact all customers who visited on Saturday, July 4.

It comes on the same day as the nearby Angel pub said they had also been visited by a customer who had since tested positive.

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A second Pontefract pub has confirmed a temporary closure after a customer tested positive for coronavirus. Pictured in 2015.

In a statement, The Boot & Shoe said: "Due to a customer, who visited the Boot & Shoe on Saturday afternoon, testing positive for Covid-19 we will be closed today (Thursday 9th July) to carry out a full deep clean and sanitisation.

"We are currently working with NHS Track & Trace to contact all customers who visited on Saturday 4th July.

"All our staff have been tested for the virus today and we will hopefully reopen tomorrow at 4pm.

"Thank you for your assistance and support."

The owner of the Mason, which is also in Ackworth, has asked customers who were present at either pub "not to come to The Mason for the 14 days of isolation", unless they can prove they have tested negative for the virus.