The Hunters pub in Walton Park has closed temporarily after a number of team members were instructed to self-isolate.Advertisement
A statement on the pub’s Facebook page said the team had taken the decision in ‘the best interests of our team and customers’ after many were contacted by NHS Track and Trace.
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Customers with bookings were being contacted, and asked to look for updates on the pub’s social media channels.
The full statement said: “A substantial majority of our team, inc management, have been contacted by NHS Track & Trace with notification to self isolate.
“We have therefore had to make the responsible decision with the best interests of our team and customers to close The Hunters as a precautionary measure.
“Our team are now in the process of contacting all of our bookings who are currently on our system.
“We thank you for your patience, but can assure you we have made this decision in the best interest of protecting both our staff and customers. Please keep an eye social media for updates.”
Many customers on Facebook showed support for the decision, with Diane Nicholson saying: “Hope all goes well for you as you have tried so hard with your business” and Carrie Hadfield adding: “Hats off to you for putting staff and customers first.”
The pub also closed in October 2020 after a positive Covid-19 test.
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