A POPULAR pub has reopened after a coronavirus scare – but the landlady at the centre of it could not get tested.

Preston Brewery Tap in Preston Road, Brighton, shut as a precaution on Monday after landlady Sara Wilkinson developed a temperature.

Although it was not thought to be Covid, a deep clean was conducted at the premises while Ms Wilkinson attempted to get a test.

However, she was not able to access any test centre and a privately bought test did not turn up.

On Wednesday, the pub announced Ms Wilkinson was feeling better and, after speaking with health authorities, it will be reopening today.

“Thanks for your patience and understanding over the last few days, it really has been a very frustrating time for us,” the pub said.

“The good news is that Sara is now much better, but we have as yet not been able to get her a test.

“We contacted our environmental health officer, who in turn asked Public Health England for advice and we have been given the all clear to reopen [today] as Sara continues to self-isolate.

“I have conducted a thorough deep clean of the pub in line with the guideline in our Covid-19 policy document and am therefore happy to say that we will open from 4pm [today].”

People should self isolate if they, someone they live with or someone in their support bubble, have any symptoms of coronavirus.

People should also self isolate when told to do so by NHS Test and Trace, or if they have arrived in the UK from a country with a “high coronavirus risk”.