A BURNHAM-ON-SEA pub has been closed until further notice after a customer tested positive for Covid-19.

The Lighthouse Inn in Highbridge Road reopened just two days ago after being closed for three months during lockdown but already it has been forced to close again as a customer has tested positive for Covid-19.

A spokesperson for The Lighthouse Inn, said the venue will not reopen until all staff have been tested and test negative for Covid-19.

"This isn’t the message we wanted to write so soon but The Lighthouse will be closed due to a customer testing positive to Covid-19," the spokesperson said.

"We are slowly getting through our list of customers that were in the pub on Saturday (July 4).

"We will not be re opening until all staff have been tested and come back negative and currently we are in the middle of a deep clean.

"All government guidelines will be adhered to."

Leanne Underhill, owner of Vape Escape in Burnham-on-Sea, said the man who tested positive for Covid-19 also came into her shop at the weekend. 

"A customer came into Vape Escape on Saturday and spent a long period of time in our shop," Leanne said. 

"On Sunday (July 5) we were alerted to the fact he had tested positive for Covid-19. 

"I closed up the shop as soon as I knew. I didn't know what else to do. 

"Unfortunately there were some other customers in store at the time. I sought advice from the NHS and contacted NHS Track and Trace. 

"Four of our staff members, including myself, got tested yesterday and our tests came back negative.

"Two other staff members are being tested today. They will not be returning until their tests come back as negative. 

"We contacted the police and the NHS to ensure that it was safe for us to reopen. 

"We have abided by all of the Government guidelines. We have steam cleaned our shop and have mini hand sanitisers for our customers. 

"We have reopened today and only have one staff member in at a time.

"We want to promote a safe environment for our customers and we take the safety of our customers very seriously."