Brighton’s Ye Old King and Queen pub reopens after Covid outbreak Brighton News

A POPULAR football pub has reopened after being forced to close due to a Covid-19 outbreak among staff.

On Monday, Ye Olde King and Queen at Marlborough Place, Brighton closed ahead of England’s match against Germany for Euro 2020.

A sign on the door confirmed the pub’s closure on what was likely to be one of the busiest and most profitable nights of the year after staff members tested positive for the coronavirus.

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But the pub, which has been adorned with flags and inflatable balloons since the start of the international tournament, reopened on Friday morning.

A review written by Chief Executive Officer Mark Such said: “On Monday June 28, we made the very difficult decision to shut down our site due to a Covid-19 outbreak among some of our employees.

“It was the safest approach to protect both the rest of the team and our customers.

“Since then, we have had the whole team tested and the positive individuals remain isolated. The site has been 100% thoroughly cleaned using defogger and extra precautions have been put in place to open our doors to you in the safest way possible.

“We are relieved to announce that starting at 10 am on Friday July 2, our doors will open to a limited capacity.”

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

The pub said it would operate on a “first come, first served” basis for England’s clash against Ukraine on Saturday night.

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