July 13, 2020 1.53 pm This story is over 47 months old

Gainsborough pub to reopen after COVID-19 scare

Business as usual after a negative COVID-19 test

By Local Democracy Reporter

A pub in Gainsborough has reopened again after having to temporarily close when a staff member fell ill with coronavirus symptoms.

The Elm Cottage in Gainsborough closed its doors on Friday, July 10 after a member of staff displayed symptoms of COVID-19.

The owners closed the pub to “err on the side of caution” until a test result came through.

The result came the very next day, showing a negative test and allowing the pub to be reopened.

The Elm Cottage promptly reopened for business on Saturday, July 11 at 7pm, after a deep clean of the pub.

In a statement released on social media, The Elm Cottage owners said: “Looking forward to serving you all again, and much quicker than we anticipated, thanks to a great job by the NHS testing team.

“Also thanks to all our customers for their support during what’s been a stressful couple of days.”