Two Derby café bars forced to close as staff self-isolate
A cafe, bar and restaurant Derby has been forced to close its two downtown outlets for the weekend as a number of staff are asked to self-isolate.
The Bear outlet at the Derbion shopping center closed yesterday, Friday, July 16, after the NHS app advised some workers to self-isolate.
Today, Bear made the decision to also close its Iron Gate outlet for the weekend, as more staff were told they had been in close contact with people infected with Covid-19 and should isolate themselves.
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The company stressed that no staff member had so far tested positive for the coronavirus.
One statement reads: “Some of our Derbion team have been asked to self-isolate, so we have very few staff and were forced to shut down for a few days.
“We think it’s important to reassure you that NONE of our team has tested positive or showing any symptoms – we’ll be back as soon as possible!”
This afternoon, Saturday, July 17, the company said its Iron Gate branch was also closed as additional workers were asked to self-isolate.
A statement from Bear reads: “We are devastated to have to publish this, but we have had more of our staff in Derby who have been asked to isolate by #TestAndTrace.
“This means that we are forced to close our Iron Gate store for the weekend, but we will be back from 11am on Monday the 19th!”
It is not known when the Derbion branch is likely to reopen.
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