By Daniel Wood
The Navigation Tavern, in Mirfield, posted the information on Facebook after a member of staff tested positive for the coronavirus.
Customers who visited the pub last weekend have been told to get tested and self-isolate for 14 days.
The post indicated that they were acting on the advice of Kirklees Council. However, the original post was deleted, and they said the council gave them the wrong advice.
It is the third Mirfield pub to close due to a positive Covid test.
The Office wine bar in Mirfield town centre and The Travellers Rest in Upper Hopton, both closed last week after a customer tested positive.
The Travellers has been closed for over a week with no announcement of reopening. Meanwhile, The Office has announced it will be reopening on Saturday.
Deep cleans have been done at all three venues to try to ensure that the virus is not still lingering after the positive tests.
The original Facebook post from The Navigation pub confirmed a staff member has tested positive, and the pub would remain closed until enough staff had tested negative and were able to return to work.
The post added: “Speaking with Kirklees Council, everyone who was in the pub Saturday, Sunday and Monday should arrange a test and self-isolate until they have had a result.
“This is a direct instruction from environmental health. We will be notifying everyone who signed in and track and trace will notify everyone who scanned in.”
The post was removed later in the day and replaced by another which informed customers that the council insists, “everyone who had been in the pub since Saturday had to self-isolate for 14 days”.
The pub insisted that Kirklees Council gave them the wrong advice.
A customer questioned the pub on Facebook about the situation, in which the Navigation replied: “If they don’t know, how’s everybody else supposed to?” regarding the council.
The reopening of The Office wine bar was announced via their Facebook page.
The post said: “We have fogged the entire venue again and will do one last deep clean on Saturday morning just for good measure!
“It’ll be our first week of the 10 pm curfew, but you should all be experts at that by now.”
They have assured that they have taken all the necessary steps and precautions to keep their customers safe.
Kirklees Council is yet to comment on the matter.
6 days ago
Today KLTV is looking back on some of our legacy videos. Our 2014 production, Food Banks in Kirklees, remains as relevant as ever. It discusses important issues such as poverty in Kirklees, the need for food banks, personal stories, and shows the people that have gone the extra mile to help out in the community.
Approximately 1.9 million people used a food bank in the UK in 2019/20, which is around 300 thousand more than the previous year.
According to The Trussell Trust’s midyear stats they gave out, on average, 2,600 parcels to children every day in the first six months of the pandemic in the UK. They are also expecting this winter to be their networks busiest time ever.
Now is an apt time to reflect on our community in Kirklees and how we can continue helping each over and moving forward as a community.
Those speaking in the 2014 production show the harsh reality of needing food banks and asks questions of ‘Why do we need food banks?’ and ‘What needs to change?’, but continues to show what we can achieve when communities come together.
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