PUBGOERS and a school pupil with links to the Hove man being treated for coronavirus are in “self isolation” following advice from Public Health England.

Meanwhile two members of another Hove family who have been in contact with him are believed to have the virus.

The man, who has not been named and who is in hospital in London, had been to a business conference in Singapore and then travelled to France before returning to Sussex last week.

Following news of his diagnosis, Portslade Community Academy (PACA) announced one of its pupils had been advised to “self-isolate” themself at home.

The school, in Chalky Road, Portslade, has about 900 pupils.

Headteacher Mark Poston said: “We have been contacted by a parent of a student at PACA who was contacted by Public Health England.

“We have been informed by the parent that they have been advised by Public Health England to self-isolate their child at home for 14 days.

“If at any point the child is found to be symptomatic, we will be notified.

“The local authority has confirmed to us that Public Health England and the office of the chief medical officer are clear in their advice that schools do not need to close.”

Hours later, it was discovered the Hove man had visited The Grenadier pub in Hangleton Road, Hove.

Several staff members who were working on the night of his visit have also been advised to “self-isolate” at home after being contacted by Public Health England.

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

A spokesman for the pub said: “We have had an incident where a man has come into the pub who has since been confirmed as having coronavirus.

“Any staff working that day have been put in self-isolation.”

The following day, the pub announced: “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.”

Meanwhile, a father who had been at the French chalet has contracted the virus.

Bob Saynor, a 48-year-old environmental consultant, is being treated in France.

His nine-year-old son is also thought to have the virus.

The family moved from Lyndhurst Road, Hove, to live in France a few years.

Worried residents in Brighton and Hove are demanding more information be released about the unnamed man as they feared they could have come into contact with the virus.

It has since come to light that the man did not go to A&E on the day of his diagnosis, as initial reports suggested, but instead drove himself to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton after calling NHS 111 for advice.

He was tested in isolation and away from public areas of the hospital and returned home in isolation in his own car.

The man is reported to have caught the virus at a three-day business conference at a hotel in Singapore, hosted by Crowborough company Servomex.

The conference began on January 20.

He is then believed to have taken a four-day trip to the Contamines-Montjoie ski resort in France with his family between January 24 and January 28 before returning to Sussex.

Transport bosses are now taking precautions to prevent the virus from spreading.

A Govia Thameslink Railway spokesman said its staff have been briefed in line with Public Health England advice.

Meanwhile Brighton and Hove Buses said it had established a daily online briefing to staff to reflect practical guidance and updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and from the Government.

Meanwhile a shop in Brighton has said its customers must be wearing disposable gloves and masks to go in.

“It has arrived in Brighton” a sign in the window of Yung Feng Oriental Food Store in London Road said. Our shop only take(s) delivery orders from today... Or the store only accepts customer wear masks and disposable gloves, gloves available in our store (sic).”

Store owner Lincoln Zhang said: “It is just in case, for safety. If customers do not have a mask we ask them to wait at the door and we get the item for them. My main customers at this store are Chinese, I don’t want to take any risks.”

A fourth UK case was confirmed yesterday with chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty saying they were “a known contact of a previously confirmed UK case” and the “virus was passed on in France”.