Pub closes after customer tests positive for Covid-19

A Wiltshire pub has closed today after a customer tested positive for coronavirus.

The Bell By The Green on Estcourt Street, Devizes has taken the decision to close after one customer tested positive for Covid-19.

The well-known Wiltshire pub explained on its Facebook page that the customer had been in the pub for 20 minutes on Saturday, August 29 at 9.30pm.

The customer is understood to have had minimal distanced contact with a member of staff.

The pub said it will be getting staff members tested and will clean the premises “more rigorously than normal”.

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The post on Facebook reads: “We have taken the tough decision to close.

“We have today had a customer inform us they have tested positive for Covid -19, they were only on the premises for 20 minutes on Saturday 29th August from 9.30 pm and had minimal distanced contact with a member of staff.

“However we would rather close and get tested ourselves and clean even more rigorously than normal.

“It is always to be safe than sorry.”

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