A Leicester pub has temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19.
The Real Ale Classroom in Stoneygate has closed its doors to customers for the time being.
The micropub, in Allandale Road, is one of two Real Ale Classrooms. The Lutterworth classroom remains open.
The owners posted a statement on the Leicester micropub’s Facebook page this afternoon explaining the situation.
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It said: “Unfortunately one of our staff has tested positive on Monday for Covid. We have therefore decided to close the Leicester Classroom for now.
“We will reopen just as soon as we are fully reassured that it is safe to do so for our staff and customers whose safety is our priority.
“We have taken Covid prevention very serious from the start and followed all safety precautions by keeping to social distancing, wearing a face covering and sanitising regularly.
“Other staff who worked with the person are self isolating as a precaution. We have been in contact with Public Health England and while it’s our decision on whether to open the pub or not we have decided it’s in the best interests and safety of staff and customers that we remain closed for now.
“We have had the pub deep cleaned and disinfected.
“Sorry for any inconvenience and/or worry but we are very confident that any contact with customers was safe.
“The NHS Covid app will alert you if you are perceived to be at risk. We will update you if we receive any further information.”
The Real Ale Classroom opened in Leicester in 2015. It was launched by two former teachers, who were keen to combine their passion for education with their love of real ale.
The Lutterworth micropub was created in 2017.
The Real Ale Classroom is the third local venue to have temporarily closed due to a staff member testing positive for Covid-19.
The Case restaurant in Leicester and the Hercules Revived pub in Sutton Cheney have also closed for this reason.