A POPULAR football pub has reopened after it was forced to close its doors due to a Covid-19 outbreak among staff.

On Monday, Ye Olde King and Queen in Marlborough Place, Brighton, closed ahead of England's Euro 2020 match against Germany.

A sign on the door confirmed the pub’s closure on what was likely to be one of the busiest and most profitable nights of the year after members of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

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But the pub, which has been decorated with flags and inflatable footballs since the start of the international tournament, reopened on Friday morning.

A notice written by general manager Mark Such said: “On Monday, June 28, we made the very hard decision to close our venue due to an outbreak of Covid-19 amongst some of our staff.

“This was the safest approach in order to protect both the remainder of the team and our customers.

“Since then, we have had the whole team tested and the positive individuals remain in isolation. The venue has been 100% deep cleaned using de-fogging and extra precautions have been put into place to open our doors to you in the safest way possible.

“We are relieved to announce that from 10am on Friday, July 2 our doors will be opening at a limited capacity.”

Earlier this month, The Argus was told the pub had reduced capacity from 500 to 150 in line with government Covid guidelines.

The pub said it will be operating on a "first come, first served" system for England’s clash against Ukraine on Saturday night.