Local pubs and junior school report coronavirus cases

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Mudeford Junior confirmed an ‘adult case’ at the school (picture: Google)

TWO local pubs have carried out additional cleaning after the same customer tested positive for coronavirus, and Mudeford Junior School has also reported a case.

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The customer is believed to have visited the Falcon Inn at Fawley on 4th September and the The Glen in Hythe on Friday. After being made aware of the positive result, both pubs took to social media to reassure patrons.

The Falcon Inn’s page said: “A young female who had only just tested positive for Covid-19 visited on Friday 4th Sept at around 10.20pm. None of the staff came into close contact with the individual and have shown no symptoms in the last eight days.

“The Falcon Inn continues to trade, following the [government’s] Covid-19 guidelines. Let’s hope this is a wake-up call and reminds us all of our responsibilities.”

On Monday a statement from the Falcon Inn said it had undergone “a virus decontamination and prevention clean, using electrostatic spray technology with industry leading disinfectant that protects surfaces for up to 90 days”.

Staff at The Glen also undertook additional cleaning in all communal areas as a precaution but said the infected person spent most of her visit outside.

A statement on its Facebook page called the incident “unfortunate but avoidable” and added: “All customers and staff who were identified, using CCTV and staff testimony, as being in close contact with the infected person have been contacted by us.

“The Glen takes its position within the community seriously and we genuinely believe we have taken appropriate measures.”

Yesterday (Monday) Mudeford Junior School confirmed a case on its site. In a letter to parents, headteacher Mark Partridge said: “We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed adult case of Covid-19 within the school.

“We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. The school remains open.”

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