Bar in Edinburgh's New Town closes over Covid fears

The Bon Vivant on Thistle Street announced on Facebook that one of their diners has tested positive.

Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 10:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 1:46 pm

A city centre bar has closed its doors due to Covid fears after announcing that one of its Friday night diners tested positive.

The Bon Vivant on Thistle Street announced on social media that a couple who were dining in the premises on Friday evening have since tested positive.

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The Thistle Street bar announced on Facebook that one of their diners has tested positive.

The bar has decided to temporarily close to allow the staff to get tested and the place to be thoroughly cleaned.

In their statement, The Bon Vivant said: “We take very seriously our responsibilities to keep the people around us safe and our city open. These measures are part of protocols we have in place to stop the spread of the virus.

“The support since reopening has been overwhelming and we’d like to thank you for your loyalty, patience and understanding in these times.

“The Bon Vivant will be open again very soon and we look forward to welcoming you back. We will be in contact if your booking has been affected.”

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