A PUB has reassured customers after it was visited by a man with coronavirus.

Several staff members working at The Grenadier Pub in Hangleton Way, Hove, on the night of the visit have been advised to "self-isolate" following the incident.

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But a spokesman for the pub said it would remain open after discussions with Public Health England.


He said: "As you may have seen in the news, we can confirm that we were informed by Public Health England that a member of the public confirmed to have contracted coronavirus visited The Grenadier prior to becoming unwell.

"We have followed the advice and have worked closely with Public Health England who have advised us that there is minimal ongoing risk of infection to either guests or staff, so please be reassured that the pub remains open for business as usual.

"If you would like more information, it's best that you read the advice from the NHS and not contact the pub as our team have been asked to direct the public online to make sure everyone can see the latest advice.

"Thank-you to all guests for supporting all of the team at The Grenadier, (who are) responding to this situation and supporting the work of Public Health England."

A source told The Argus the infected man visited between 7pm and 9pm last Saturday.

He was confirmed as the UK's third coronavirus case on Thursday.

Professor Keith Willett, NHS strategic incident director said he called NHS 111 for advice on the illness before being diagnosed.

He said: "After a telephone assessment, they were advised to make their way to Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton for testing.

"Following a pre-arranged plan with the NHS they drove themselves to the hospital, were tested in isolation and away from public areas of the hospital, and returned home in isolation in their own car."

The man had recently returned to the country from a business trip to Singapore.