COVID-19 has caused three UK pubs to close again after just reopening on July 4.
The Lighthouse Kitchen and Carvery in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, reports that one of their customers who attended the pub over the weekend has tested positive for coronavirus, forcing the building to close as other customers are now at risk of contracting it.
After the news surfaced, The Lighthouse posted a statement on Facebook, saying: "This isn't the message we wanted to write so soon but The Lighthouse will be closed due to a customer testing positive. We are slowly getting through our list of customers that were in the pub on Saturday. All our staff are going to be tested and we will reopen when the time is safe to do so."
Indian takeaway Saafar, also in Somerset, had to close again, stating that their building will have to endure a "deep clean" after one of their drivers attended The Lighthouse Kitchen.
The Village Home pub in Alverstoke, Gosport, posted a statement on Facebook saying they had "a case of coronavirus", and that some of the staff are currently in isolation. "The pub is now shut," they said, "but all being well will open again on Saturday. Anyone who was in the pub over the weekend, there is no need to isolate unless you show symptoms or are contacted direct by the trace group. Thank you and hope to see you soon."
The Fox and Hounds in Batley, West Yorkshire, had to close after getting a call from a customer on Monday who said they had tested positive for the virus.
In response to the recent events, Somerset County Council have said that they're not treating the cases as an "outbreak", however they are reiterating that the public still have to adhere to social distancing rules.