The pubs announced their temporary closures on social media and informed customers they had been in touch with NHS Test and Trace for more information on how to proceed.
The Village Home pub in Alverstoke, Hampshire said staff members were self-isolating after “a case of coronavirus in the pub”. It said it was aiming to reopen on Saturday 11 July.
The Lighthouse Kitchen & Carvery in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset said it was contacting customers who left their details at the pub when they visited on Saturday 4 July, after a customer had tested for the virus. The pub said all its staff would be tested for Covid-19
The Fox and Hounds, Batley, West Yorkshire also said it would be closed “until further notice” after being contacted by a customer who had tested positive for the virus. Its staff have been tested and the pub’s management is waiting on more information from health authorities.
Pubs are asked to work with the NHS Test and Trace system in reopening guidance issued by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.