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The Tavern on St John's, in Bury St Edmunds, forced to closed temporarily as NHS test and trace pings staff




A Bury St Edmunds bar and restaurant has been forced to close temporarily after staff members were pinged by NHS test and trace.

Members of The Tavern on St John's team were informed they had been in contact with a positive Covid-19 case, so owners Julie and Craig Nicholls immediately decided to close for the duration of the isolation period.

They were forced to throw away food and contact more than 100 customers with bookings over two weekends – but they are set to open their doors again on Thursday, July 22.

The Tavern St Johns Street Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Mark Westley. (49206480)
The Tavern St Johns Street Bury St Edmunds. Picture by Mark Westley. (49206480)

Julie said: "We have felt so run down with it all. After three lockdowns we were open and very busy again, so this has been stressful. There are no grants now, there's nothing we can claim to help in this situation.

"Luckily our staff and customers have been amazing."

Bookings from July 22 are open at www.tavernbse.co.uk

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