A village pub has today announced its temporary closure after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19.
The Stamford Arms, in Groby, revealed that a part-time member of staff had tested positive, and as a precaution, the pub was closing today so that all staff can be tested.
Brian Rigby, who runs the pub, posted the following statement on The Stamford Arms’ Facebook page: “This morning we have been notified by a member of our part time staff having tested positive.
“As a precaution we are closing today so that all our staff can be tested. We believe this to be a sensible precaution safe-guarding guests, employees and myself.”
He said that the employee had had “very minimal contact with customers and our employees”.
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“We have always planned for this and have worked in team bubbles,” he said. “This allows us to re-open tomorrow as normal and we are currently following our risk assessment in a pub deep clean.
“These measures though stringent ensure that we have and always will put the safety of our guests and employees first.
“Again, I state, “this is only as a precaution”. We will update as always and I thank all our guests for their patience through these challenging times.”
The Stamford Arms is the latest pub to announce its temporary closure due to a member of staff testing positive. As we reported earlier today, two Leicester pubs – The Salmon and The Marquis Wellington – are both currently closed.