A NETHERAVON pub has temporarily closed after a member of staff tested positive for Covid-19.
The Dog and Gun Inn made the announcement today (Friday, October 16) on its website and Facebook page.
The accommodation side of the business is unaffected and will continue running.
The statement said: “We are sorry to have to announce that the directors have taken the decision to close the D&G for 14 days, save for accommodation, from today with immediate effect.
“This is for precautionary health and safety reasons due to a member of staff having tested positive for Covid overnight. Whilst other staff who were working in close proximity have tested negative we think it is in our staff and our customers’ best interests for all staff to enter a 14 day isolation period – also termed as a “circuit breaker”.
“We have worked hard to ensure the safety of our working environment and this decision is consistent with our commitment to put the health of our staff and customers first.
“We will be contacting customers who may have come into contact with the affected member of staff in accordance with NHS advice. Some customers may be notified automatically through the NHS track and trace system. Customers will be aware from feedback and reviews in recent months that we take all reasonable precautions to limit the potential for transmission of the virus so we are hopeful that these will have been effective.
“We wish our staff member a speedy recovery and hope to be in a position to resume a full service after taking this action.
“Many thanks to all our customers for their support at this time.”