Halifax Bank in Scarborough town centre shuts due to coronavirus case; pub near Whitby also closes

A Scarborough bank has had to shut because of coronavirus.

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 2:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 2:17 pm

The Halifax on Westborough closed on Tuesday, with a notice in the door saying it was closed because an employee or customer had been affected by the disease.

The notice reads: “We’ll re-open as soon as it’s safe to do so.”

Meanwhile the Hare and Hounds pub in Hawsker, near Whitby, also shut on Tuesday after a member of staff started showing coronavirus symptoms.

Halifax bank on Westborough, Scarborough

The worker has since tested positive for the disease.

A statement on social media said: “It is with great sadness that one of our employees has now tested positive for Covid-19. As you can imagine we are all very upset and feeling a lot of emotions at the moment.

“We have been in contact with Public Health England and they are supporting us in contacting customers with the track and trace procedures.”

The pub has said that the staff member worked on Saturday lunchtime and evening but was not part of the front of house service.

The statement added: “If you have visited our premises between 28/08/20 and 29/08/20 you are advised, as a precaution, to self-isolate for 14 days and if you develop any symptoms, however mild, to arrange a test.

“The symptoms to look out for are a high temperature, new continuous cough, and a loss of, or change to your sense of smell or taste.

“As you can imagine we are feeling all emotions and seeking lots of advice, we just ask for everyone to please be kind, it’s been an emotional day particularly for our hard-working, loyal staff members, we only wish it wasn’t happening to us.”

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