A pub in Sunderland has carried out a thorough deep clean of their premises after a customer tested positive for Covid-19.
The Doxy Lad at the William Doxford Centre, Sunderland, announced on Thursday (September 17), that a deep clean of the building had already begun.
A statement said the customer in question visited the pub for around an hour at 2.30pm on Sunday (September 13).
The pub has since reopened and assured its customers and staff that their health and wellbeing is their "number one priority."
A statement on their Facebook page said: "We have been made aware of a customer who as tested positive for Covid-19.
"The customer was in the premises from 2.30pm on Sunday, September 13, and was in the premises for approximately one hour.
"Track and trace as been implemented and all those affected have been contacted.
"A deep clean of the premises as already commenced.
"Anyone with any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us. As always the health and wellbeing of all customers and staff is our number one priority."
Earlier this week, a gym in Peterlee, County Durham also announced its closure to allow for a deep clean after a member tested positive for the virus.
MyoMuscle Gym at North West Industrial Estate, Peterlee, said the whole building had been decontaminated on Monday (September 14), ready to reopen the following day.
In a statement, the gym said: "To ensure the safety of our members, we have taken it upon ourselves to close the gym with immediate effect, as we have just been informed that one of our members have been tested positive for Covid-19.
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"Covid Cleaning Solutions will be visiting the premises tonight at 7.30pm as a proactive measure to ensure there is a deep clean/ decontamination of the entire building we will be opening again at 6am tomorrow morning.
"Regarding anyone concerned if you wish to have a test the Government guidelines state you should only apply/book a test if you show any symptoms.
"We are truly sorry for any inconvenience caused, however, our member's safety is of paramount importance to us!"
In an updated statement the gym thanked its members for their concern about the member in question saying they were "lucky" to have such a "compassionate and caring" client base.
It comes after the government announced on Thursday (September 17), a number of local restrictions in Sunderland, County Durham, Northumberland,Newcastle,North and South Tyneside and Gateshead.
From midnight, residents in these areas will be banned from socialising in homes or gardens with people outside their own households or support bubble.
Food and drink venues will be restricted to table service only and leisure and entertainment venues are required to close between 10pm and 5am, although takeaways will still be able to provide home deliveries during these times.
The changes, which run alongside the England-wide six-person limit on social gatherings, are to be reviewed by the Health Secretary every two weeks.
On Thursday, (September 17), there was fury among residents as people who had booked a Covid test at Doxford Park in Sunderland discovered there was no staff there.