A Leicester city centre bar has announced its temporary closure due to a member of staff testing positive for coronavirus.
The Bottle Garden, in St Martin’s Square, posted a statement on its Facebook page this afternoon.
It said: “Unfortunately we have had a key team member test positive for Coronavirus whilst isolating after a trip to London this week.
“They have not been at the venue since developing symptoms, but we are taking full precautions and closing for the welfare of our wonderful staff and customers to deep clean and refresh.
“We will be contacting any bookings within the near future to inform of cancellations- for this we can only apologise for the inconvenience.
“Please continue to support our amazing industry of independents in Leicester whilst we rest, and we’ll see you on the other side.”
‘Urban garden’ bar The Bottle Garden first launched in 2017, serving a wide selection of drinks including cocktails with a botanical element to them – such as herb infusion, edible flowers and plant-based garnishes.
It was opened by the Suffolk family, who own Outerspace and Utopia – the home and garden shops in Francis Street, Stoneygate, and at Wistow Rural Centre.
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It is one of a number of Leicestershire venues that have closed following positive tests.
As we reported yesterday, coffee house and homeware shop Bowden Stores at Great Bowden is currently closed, as is The Old Inn pub at Littlethorpe.
The Freemasons Arms, in Market Harborough, Leicester restaurant The Case and Sutton Cheney pub Hercules Revived have now reopened after temporary closures.