A pub in Colchester is the latest to be forced to close due to staff self-isolating.
The Rovers Tye in Ipswich Road has had to close its doors for 10 days due to ‘a large number’ of its staff being told to self-isolate.
On its Facebook page, the pub told customers it was too short-staffed to run safely and ‘made the decision to unfortunately close’.
The pub will reopen on Sunday, August 1, with a deep clean of the premises taking place over the next few days.
The Rovers Tye said: “We are very sorry for those who had plans to come down but safety is our number one priority.”
High rates of Covid infection are causing many NHS Covid-19 app users to be ‘pinged’ and self-isolate.
According to the BBC, more than 600,000 people were told to self-isolate by the app in England and Wales between July 8 and 15.
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