Virus alert shuts tea rooms

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A TEA rooms has closed its doors for more than a week af­ter be­ing vis­ited by some­one who tested pos­i­tive for Covid-19.

O’Briens Tea Rooms, in Park Road, Orm­skirk, will re­main closed un­til next Mon­day.

The vol­un­tary clo­sure comes af­ter Public Health Eng­land’s track and trace ser­vice con­tacted the busi­ness to warn of the con­tact with some­one who later re­ceived a pos­i­tive test.

The cafe’s own­ers con­firmed the news in a Face­book post and said it will re­open on Au­gust 17.

The post stated: “Just to let you know we have been con­tacted by Public Health Eng­land (PHE) and ad­vised there has been con­tact with some­one who tested pos­i­tive for Covid-19 so as a safety pre­cau­tion to pro­tect our cus­tomers and staff we have vol­un­tar­ily closed for 12 days and will be open again on Mon­day Au­gust 17.

“Any­one who has vis­ited would have been con­tacted through track and trace if nec­es­sary.”

The clo­sure comes less than a fort­night af­ter pubs and clubs in Banks vil­lage closed their doors as a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure in re­sponse to a res­i­dent test­ing pos­i­tive for the virus.

New Fleet­wood, St Stephen’s Sports and So­cial Club and Ralph’s Wife all tem­po­rar­ily closed on July 27 to pro­tect staff and cus­tomers.

O’Briens Tea Rooms in Park Road

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