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Cineworld Newcastle temporarily closed due to understaffing after Test and Trace message UK News

A cinema had to close temporarily due to a lack of personnel following a Test and Trace notification.

Cineworld, at The Gate, Newcastle, announced on Facebook that it was due to close on Sunday “while we resolve some technical issues.”

The company has now confirmed that a test and trace notification has been received and that self-isolation guidelines are being followed. As a result, the site has insufficient internal staff.

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However, the firm says there have been no positive cases of coronavirus among its staff.

The site is expected to reopen to customers on Tuesday, July 6.

In a statement, Cineworld told ChronicleLive: “Cineworld Newcastle is temporarily closed due to insufficient internal staff.

“This decision was made as a precautionary measure based on government guidelines on self-isolation following a Test and Trace notification.

“However, we can confirm that there have been no positive cases of Covid-19 among any of our current employees.

“The health and well-being of our customers and staff has always been our top priority, and we plan to reopen the theater by tomorrow (July 6).”

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