Brighton pub shuts after customer tests positive for coronavirus

Posted On 22 Aug 2020 at 9:44 pm

The Black Dove

A Brighton pub has closed for the next few days after a customer tested positive for the coronavirus.

The customer was in the Black Dove, in St James’s Street, by the corner of Lower Rock Gardens, from about 7pm last night (Friday 21 August).

The pub said on Facebook: “In the interests of public safety, we have made the decision to close the Black Dove until Tuesday 25th.

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“This is due to a customer on the 21st August notifying us today that they have tested positive for covid-19.

“We take the safety of our customers and staff incredibly seriously.

“As a precaution, all of our staff have been tested immediately and will be in isolation until given the all clear.

“Our operational ‘track and trace’ system will be contacting everyone on our records.

“The pub will be open again soon and I want to thank you all for your understanding.

“Love, the Dove.”

A Hove pub stayed open after being linked to the first coronavirus outbreak in Brighton and Hove although a number of staff self-isolated.

The Grenadier, in Hangleton, kept trading after the visit in early February by Steve Walsh after he returned with the virus from a conference in Singapore.

  1. Joshua Jeram Reply

    The black dove is a great pub, and to see it close its doors having worked soo hard to get the venue reopened. To then close after an inconsiderate person who obviously had a test days prior to in and risk infecting others. I just hope the individual is aware of the knock on effect that they have caused. Not only losing a business 3 days of vital income, the risk to staff who may potentially not be able to see relatives and housemates, and same to other patrons. Know your risk and be responsible. Cant wait for the Dove to get the doors open again! Well done to them for closing and being responsible. When other venues haven’t followed procedures and guidelines and continued to trade.

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