Covid-19: Ye Olde King and Queen closed for England against Germany Brighton News

A POPULAR football pub was forced to close its doors ahead of England’s match against Germany at Euro 2020 due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

Ye Olde King and Queen at Marlborough Place, Brighton, had been decorated with flags and inflatable balls for the international tournament.

But a sign on the door confirmed that the pub will remain closed for what will likely be one of the busiest and most profitable nights of the year.

Staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus as rates in the city continue to rise amid the spread of the Delta variant first seen in India.

A review written by Chief Executive Officer Mark Such said: ‘We are sorry to report that due to Covid-19 some of the team have tested positive and with heavy hearts we have decided to shut down our site to stay in compliance with government guidelines.

“We apologize for any inconvenience and will update our social networks to let you know when we can safely reopen. ”

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Earlier this month, The Argus learned how the pub had reduced its capacity from 500 to 150 under guidelines from the Covid government.

The pub has a “first come, first served” system in place as punters have not shown up to honor their reservations.

Football fans were seen arriving at the pub earlier in the day ahead of England’s match at Wembley, which will start at 5pm.

However, they left disappointed when they found the pub unexpectedly closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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While The Font on Union St was also temporarily closed while emergency repairs were carried out.

A sign was left on the door stating: “Due to emergency repairs, we will remain closed for a short time today.

“Sorry for the inconvenience.”

Cases in the city are now among the highest in the Southeast, with the number of people infected increasing by more than 50% in one week.

In the seven days leading up to June 17, there were 334 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Brighton and Hove – a 54% increase from the previous week.

It equates to a weekly rate of 114.8 per 100,000 population – higher than the South East rate of 57.5 per 100,000 and the English rate of 98.4 per 100,000.

While figures from Public Health England show that 551 cases of the Delta variant – first identified in India – had been recorded in the city on June 23.

However, the latest NHS data shows that nearly half of the residents of Brighton and Hove have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The race is on between the Covid-19 vaccine and a third wave of the virus, government advisers have said.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-29 14:18:39

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