The Station pub in Uckfield has closed temporarily after two customers, who visited together on multiple occasions this week, have since tested positive for Covid-19.
The announcement was made yesterday on the pub’s Facebook page.
The post says: “This is a precautionary measure to allow us to undertake a deep clean and we hope to be back open very soon.
“We appreciate this is worrying news, and would like to reassure our customers that we have a number of robust hygiene and safety measures in place as part of our Pub Safe promises to help keep our team and customers safe.
“We will be contacting the relevant health authorities to make them aware of this and have NHS Test and Trace data available for them to use should they feel it is needed.
“We expect to be closed for at least a couple of days, and will contact customers with bookings to let them know that we will regrettably have to cancel.
“Thank you all for your support at this time.”
• Indicators had been showing the number of Covid-19 infections in the Uckfield area running at a low level.
On Monday this website reported that the number of lab-confirmed cases in the town and surrounding villages in the previous week were too low (or non-existent) so as not the register on Office for National Statistics data which only publishes when figures are at three or above for a specific district, such as Uckfield town and north, for example.
See our latest stories about lab-confirmed cases, and the number of deaths in Wealden in the last few weeks: