September 7, 2020 9.57 am This story is over 15 months old

Lincoln village pub closes after coronavirus case

Stricter measures planned when it reopens

A pub near Lincoln has closed temporarily after a customer tested positive for coronavirus.

The Market Lounge on Muntjac Way in Witham St Hughs announced that on September 2 it was notified by a customer that they had tested positive for coronavirus.

The customer visited the pub on August 28, along with various other venues during the Bank Holiday weekend.

As a result of Test and Trace isolation, the pub now faces staff shortages and closed at midnight on Saturday, September 5.

The pub aims to reopen again on Wednesday, September 16.

In a statement the pub said: “We are satisfied having watched our CCTV that the customer sanitised upon entry and exit, and was socially distanced at their allocated table whilst remaining seated during their visit.

“Following a notification through Test and Trace we have followed all the instructions given and various staff have now started to self isolate as a precaution.”

When the pub reopens it will introduce some additional measures to minimise the risk of the virus spreading amongst its staff and visitors.

It will ask all visitors seated inside to have their temperature taken before being served.

All staff will also have their temperatures checked before starting work and will wearing a face covering both inside and outside the pub.

Customers are also being asked, where possible, to wear a face covering whilst not sat down.

The pub will operate a table only service. The number of people allowed at each table has been capped.

The Market Lounge statement in full.

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