Leith Walk pub’s temporary closure after visitor reveals positive COVID test

A popular pub in Edinburgh has closed temporarily as a precaution after a visitor had tested positive for COVID-19.

Gastro pub Woodland Creatures, on Leith Walk, confirmed the temporary closure to carry out a deep clean, and give its own staff time to get their own test results.

The bar announced the closure on its Facebook page, stressing it was a purely precautionary step.

It said: “Unfortunately a guest who visited last Thursday (June 17) has informed us that they have tested positive for COVID-19 a week after their visit.

The pub has has confirmed a temporary closure to carry out a deep clean

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“All staff who were on shift at the time thankfully remain symptom free and have already had a negative result from a lateral flow test.

“However, as a precaution we have chosen to close until all staff have had the results of a PCR test and we’ve had time to deep clean the venue.”The venue added: “We can only apologise for any inconvenience caused and we will be in touch with all affected bookings.

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