Bath city centre bar confirms coronavirus case

All Bar One in Bath has confirmed it has at least one positive coronavirus case and another possible one.

The bar on High Street has said that both people are doing well and receiving support.

In a statement, they said: “We can confirm that one team member has tested positive for Covid-19 and another is self-isolating as a precaution. Both are doing well and are receiving the relevant support they need.”

“We’d like to again reassure our guests we are taking this very seriously and that we are closely monitoring the situation with the team.

“We will continue to follow the latest advice from the Government and can confirm the bar remains open as usual.”

The bar went on to say that it had been “working diligently” to protect guests and make sure their safety is protected.

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The bar did not close for a deep clean like some establishments have done after positive cases.

Instead, it has followed its already ‘high’ levels of cleaning during closing hours.

Guests who may have come into contact with the positive case should be contacted by track and trace, say the bar.

They explain that all guests are asked to either scan the app or fill out All Bar One’s digital track and trace survey.

All Bar One’s statement in full

An All Bar One Bath spokesperson said: “We’d like to assure our guests we’ve been working diligently at all times and are taking great care to make sure that their safety and wellbeing, and that of our colleagues, remains at the very forefront of all of our Covid-secure operations.

“Since reopening we’ve successfully introduced new robust safety protocols at the bar, which are in line with the Government guidance, including frequent cleaning of all surfaces and new table layouts to ensure guests can social distance within the bar.

“Our team have undertaken extensive training in these protocols to ensure the highest safety and hygiene standards are maintained at all times. These new measures are displayed in full on our website and throughout the bar.

All Bar One on High Street
(Image: Artur Lesniak)

“Since reopening we have been fully supporting the Government’s track and trace efforts and we’ve successfully introduced an effective track and trace policy.

“We are taking these measures very seriously and our policy outlines that when visiting the bar it is compulsory that guests complete our digital track and trace survey or scan the NHS Covid-19 app.

“Any guests who have pre-booked will have already provided adequate details for track and trace so will not need to fill out this form.

“As per our Government approved safety protocols, our team members provide daily health checks and are being asked to monitor their symptoms closely. If any of our team start to display symptoms of coronavirus then they will follow the appropriate public health guidance and self-isolate.

“We can confirm that one team member has tested positive for Covid-19 and another is self-isolating as a precaution. Both are doing well and are receiving the relevant support they need.”

“We’d like to again reassure our guests we are taking this very seriously and that we are closely monitoring the situation with the team. We will continue to follow the latest advice from the Government and can confirm the bar remains open as usual.”

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