Two local businesses close as Covid cases rise

Two local businesses close as Covid cases rise

Two local businesses close as Covid cases rise

Two local businesses have been forced to close after staff members tested positive for Covid-19 or were instructed to isolate.

Cases are rising rapidly across the region.

North East Lincolnshire currently has the second highest infection rate in England.

The Ranch in Louth, and The Counting House in Cleethorpes, have both announced temporary closures via social media.

A spokesperson for The Ranch wrote: “Due to essential members of our team being legally obliged to self-isolate, The Ranch will regretfully be closed from today, Monday, 12th July and will not re-open until Thursday, 22nd July. We unfortunately do not have the team available to open our restaurant.

“It is an incredibly frustrating period and we are disappointed to be closing, however, we must take on board the public health advice and ensure that we keep the other members of our team and all of our customers safe.

“The guidelines are there to protect us and we have prided ourselves on taking them all so seriously but these things happen and we must take the necessary steps.

“We will continue to follow the advice and would like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused. This is completely out of our hands and we are trying our best to get in touch with those who have tables booked during the closed period.

“If you need to get in touch or have any further questions please email [email protected]”.

A similar message was echoed by The Counting House.

They wrote: “As a venue we value our customers more than anything, so it is with a heavy heart that we are having to close our doors until it is safe to welcome you all back.

“Unfortunately we have had a staff member test positive for covid-19, and will need to close for 10 days. Our staff and customers are the most important thing to us, and as a few of them need to isolate we are needing to close.

“Throughout the pandemic you have all supported us and we just want to thank you for all that continued support over a long period of time, and cannot wait to have you all back alongside us.

“We are currently contacting all bookings so please bear with us while we sort through this. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

We will be back open on Thursday the 22nd, and will be taking bookings from this date.

“Stay safe, The Counting House Team.”

The Counting House says staff are in the process of contacting anyone who may have been in close contact with those affected.

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Kiera started working for Gi Media in January 2020. She completed her BA at Middlesex University in 2017, and went on to complete her Masters degree at University College London. She has written for a range of academic and creative journals.