Two Stockport bars temporarily close after both finding a customer tested positive for coronavirus


Two bars in Stockport have temporarily closed after both reporting that a customer has tested positive for Covid-19. The Rocksalt Cafe Bar and the Moortop Pub and Kitchen in Heaton Moor both closed on Sunday August 9.

The two businesses are located a few doors apart on Heaton Moor Road.

The owners of the two bars say they have informed Public Health England of the case.

Rocksalt Cafe Bar, Heaton Moor

Both bars said a customer who visited their premises on Saturday had since tested positive for coronavirus.

As a result, the two immediately closed their doors to protect staff and customers.

Staff from both bars have been sent to be tested for the virus.

Customers are supposed to be contacted if they are suspected of having been in close contact with the infected customer.

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A statement on the Rocksalt Cafe Bar Facebook page reads: ‘Dear all we had yesterday, a customer sitting outside who we found out had tested positive for Covid 19 this morning. We closed our doors immediately.

“All the customers at the surrounding tables have been contacted and informed through our tracking and traceability system. All staff on duty yesterday were for a Covid 19 test and we are awaiting results within the next 24 hours.

“Public Health England has been notified and told unless we are contacted by track and trace to do nothing. We have closed for the safety of our staff and customers until we have our results. Thank you and we are sorry for any inconvenience caused. ”

The Moortop Pub and Kitchen wrote on Facebook: “We have just been informed that a customer who was in our establishment yesterday tested positive for COVID-19.

“We close our doors immediately to protect our staff and customers. All of our staff have been dispatched for a covid test and we are awaiting the results before considering reopening.

“We are following the guidelines and have informed the Council and Public Health of England and we will be in contact with anyone who was in close contact.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and we will keep you all informed. ”

MEN contacted the two companies for comment.


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