A PUB near Oswestry will remain shut for two weeks after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19.

The Cross Guns, in Pant, shut on Monday after a test result came back positive for a member of staff.

The member of staff went for a test after losing their sense of taste and smell.

Staff at the pub have now been instructed to self-isolate for a period of 14 days, and with some of them living on site, the pub will be shut for the duration of their self-isolation period.

Pub manager Maureen Hale said: “We’re shut and we’re self-isolating as we have been informed to do by the NHS.

“I informed them of our situation after the staff member’s test came back positive.

“We will now remain shut until two weeks’ time.

“The pub was shut as soon as possible after the test came back positive, and the NHS said there will be someone coming out to pick up our track and trace book.”

She confirmed no other staff members currently have symptoms of the virus.

“No other staff members have symptoms at the moment, but we remain self-isolating as we have been instructed to do,” she said.

“We have all been wearing face masks at work and maintaining social distancing.

“We don’t know where the virus has come from, whether it has been brought into the pub or it has been caught elsewhere.”