Somerset pub reopens after customer coronavirus test comes back negative

The pub is now open again to customers. Credit: ITV West Country

A pub in Somerset has reopened after managers confirmed a customer believed to have coronavirus has tested negative.

The Somerset and Dorset in Burnham-on-Sea closed on Friday 10 July after it was believed someone who visited the pub had contracted the virus.

Today (Saturday 11 July) it announced the individual in question, who originally tested positive for Covid-19, had a second test that came back negative.

Now that all staff members have also tested negative, it was announced in a post on Facebook that the pub is now open again.

The Somerset and Dorset was the second pub in the town to close after it reopened to customers on 'Super Saturday'.

On Monday 6 July, The Lighthouse also revealed it was shutting after one of its customers tested positive for coronavirus.

Its closure affected the nearby Saagar Indian Takeaway which had to shut because one of its delivery drivers had frequented the pub that same weekend.

The Lighthouse will reopen to members of the public on Monday 13 July.

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