Virus alert shuts tea rooms
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