A pub in West Yorkshire was forced to shut its doors after its first weekend since reopening after a punter reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus.

The Fox & Hounds, in Batley, reopened on Saturday evening as pubs across the country welcomed pub goers back for their first pints since lockdown.

But in a Facebook post today, they confirmed that they will be closed indefinitely after a customer said they tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement they said: “Following our announcement this morning that we will be closed until further notice I’d like to put all rumours and speculations straight that are currently floating about.

“This morning I got a phone call off a customer which visited our pub on Saturday to say they’d tested positive for coronavirus.

“On their visit they were unaware and had no symptoms but after seeing a post off another place they’d visited thought it was best to take a test to which they came back positive.

“Due to privacy reasons we won’t be naming this person.

“Following this information we are awaiting further guidance from NHS and track and trace.

“Myself and all staff have taken a test today and we should have results back within 48 hours.”

The pub manager added that the premises will be deep cleaned before they reopen.

They said: “The pub will be fully deep cleaned and when safe to do so we will reopen our doors.

“We fully understand this is a scary time but want to ensure our customer safety is our main priority in these tough times.

“Over the past few weeks we have put a lot of hard work into the pub following government guidance to get us opened back up.

“Anyone that has visited us this weekend can see our new layout of tables of one metre plus, our one way systems, full table service and continuously cleaning throughout.”