Coronavirus Scotland: Brewhemia Edinburgh to close temporarily after staff member tests positive for covid

Brewhemia Edinburgh has announced that it is going to close until Monday, June 7, due to a staff member testing positive for Covid-19.
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The popular bar and restaurant – known for its passion for theatrics – can be found on Market Street in Edinburgh and only fully welcomed back customers on May 17 following the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in Edinburgh.

The news of temporary closure was announced via an Instagram post on Monday night which said that the whole team were shocked and concerned about their colleague.

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The restaurant has apologised for any inconvenience caused and said that anyone who had a reservation over the next week will be contacted by Tuesday evening.

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The post read: “We have taken the decision to close Brewhemia until Monday 7th of June to allow for deep cleaning and also to give time to the other staff should they develop symptoms and need to be tested or isolate.

“All affected bookings will be cancelled and contacted within the next 24 hours and we sincerely apologise for the disruption but the welfare of the staff and our customers takes priority at this point.

"For any customer who has visited over the last couple of days please rest assured that at this stage we have not been asked for Track and Trace data but should it be necessary for you to be contacted then Test And Protect will be provided with full details and make that decision if it is required.

Brewhemia Edinburgh to temporarily close after staff member tests positive for Covid-19.Brewhemia Edinburgh to temporarily close after staff member tests positive for Covid-19.
Brewhemia Edinburgh to temporarily close after staff member tests positive for Covid-19.
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"We'd like to thank all the guests who've been in and followed distancing, sanitising and mask wearing as your actions have protected the team and the other customers.”

Edinburgh has seen a rise in coronavirus cases recently, recording a seven day average of 76.4 cases per 100,000 people between May 22 and May 28.

Nicola Sturgeon is due to give an update on the pandemic across Scotland at 12.15pm on Tuesday when she will announce whether Glasgow will be lowered to Level two restrictions, and whether the rest of mainland Scotland will move down to Level one as planned from Monday, June 7.

Follow along via our live blog here for all of the updates as they come.

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