A popular pub in Wolverhampton has temporarily shut its doors after a customer tested positive for Covid-19.
The Ashmore Inn, on Griffiths Drive, has informed pubgoers that the venue is now closed while it undergoes a deep clean.
It comes after a customer, who visited the pub on September 19, received a positive test result.
Members of staff will all be tested while the establishment is closed.
A spokesman for the pub said: “We have been informed that one of our customers who visited the Ashmore on September 19, has tested positive for Covid-19.
“The Ashmore is now closed temporarily as we deep clean the pub and all team members receive results from their COVID-19 test.
“Anyone who is affected will be contacted by NHS Track and Trace and we look forward to reopening and welcoming customers back when it is safe to do so.”
The owner added: “Closing the Ash today was the easiest decision I’ve ever had to make. Upon confirmation of Covid-19 I acted immediately and closed the doors. The health and safety of my adopted family (The Ashma) are paramount and always will be.”
Residents across the city are now banned from visiting each other’s homes and gardens.
The latest data shows there were 66.43 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton in the seven days up to September 21, compared to 53.83 per 100,000 in the seven days to September 14.