Hythe pub closes for 2 weeks after staff member tests positive for coronavirus – Kent Live

A pub has been forced to close for two weeks after a staff member caught coronavirus.

The White Hart in Hythe will remain closed for at least a fortnight while a deep clean takes place.

A spokesman for the High Street pub said it will now test every member of staff after the positive test.

Recent customers will also be contacted via the track and trace system.

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In a statement, a spokesman for the White Hart said: “We regret to announce we will be closed for the next two weeks, as unfortunately a member of our team has tested positive for COVID-19.

“The safety of our customers and our staff is our top priority, so while we are closed the entire team will be tested, and the pub thoroughly cleaned.

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“The relevant authorities regarding track and trace are aware of the situation and we are currently contacting those of you who had reservations during this time.

“We will review the situation in two weeks’ time and will reopen only when we are absolutely sure it is safe to do so.

“We thank you for your ongoing support and hope to see you when we reopen.”

It comes after a restaurant in New Romney also had to close after a coronavirus scare.

The Ship Hotel, on the high street, made the announcement on Facebook this week after a customer tested positive for the virus.