North Yorkshire pub closes after customers test positive for Coronavirus

Black Horse closed 'as a precaution' Credit: Black Horse

The Black Horse Pub in Tollerton, near Easingwold, has taken the precaution of closing following a small number of positive tests for Covid 19. It follows four positive test results. 

The NHS Test and Trace Service has identified all close contacts of these cases and advised them to self-isolate for 14 days.

The cases developed among people who visited the pub between Thursday 30th July and Monday 3rd August 2020.

People who were at the pub during this period and have NOT been identified as contacts through NHS Test and Trace are NOT considered to be at risk. However, if anyone develops symptoms they should request testing from the NHS website or by ringing 119.

The Black Horse management have taken all necessary actions and are implementing measures to prevent further spread of the infection, including helping identify close contacts of cases. NHS Test and Trace staff have identified the contacts and cases and those who need to are self-isolating, as advised.

Director of Public Health for North Yorkshire, Dr Lincoln Sargeant,

We have followed Government guidelines in terms of collecting customer contact details and the NHS Test & Trace team will be in touch with the relevant customers. We will reopen the premises when it is safe to do so. Please keep an eye on our social media for any updates. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Spokesperson, Black Horse, Tollerton