A READING pub has announced a that a customer who dined there this week has since tested positive for Covid-19.

The Crown, at Play Hatch, made a statement on its Facebook page with the news, stating that the pub would be closed today (August 27) for a deep clean.

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The statement reads: "It was brought to our attention today that a customer who dined with us on Tuesday night (25/8) has tested positive for Covid. As per the guidance, any staff within possible contact have been sent for testing and will remain off work until results are obtained.

"Track and Trace have been notified and a list of customer contacts who used the system will be forwarded to them. If you visited the pub from 8pm on Tuesday and did not use the Track and Trace system, please be advised.

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"We are closing the pub this afternoon for anti viral deep cleaning and antiviral fogging.

"We will reopen tomorrow. We trust that we have done, and will continue to do, all we can to keep you safe."