Customers who visited Bonds Bar in Church Street, Tamworth on Sunday 30th August are being urged to book a test for Covid-19.
Two people who went to the bar that evening have since tested positive for coronavirus and are now self-isolating.
The bar has provided a detailed register of visitors from last Sunday and Staffordshire County Council staff are contacting everyone on it. Bar staff have also been advised to book a test.
Tamworth Borough Council’s environmental health officers visited Bonds this week and are confident that the venue is Covid-safe and has good measures in place, taking contact details, maintain social distancing and promoting good hygiene.
Anyone who visited the venue on August 30th between 5pm and midnight should book a test online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by phoning 119.
People who are showing any symptoms should also stay at home for 10 days as well as booking a test.
Dr Richard Harling, Staffordshire County Council’s Director for Health and Care, said: “We know that many people visited the bar on the evening before the bank holiday.
“While the venue is following all the government guidance, as a precaution, we are advising everyone who visited on the 30th to book a test. People should also look out for symptoms and stay home for 10 days if they develop a high temperature, new persistent cough or loss of taste or smell.
“We have seen how quickly outbreaks can escalate and asking people to get tested will help provide better intelligence to help us contain the virus.”
A mobile testing unit (MTU) is available tomorrow from 9am to 5pm on the Robert Peel Hospital Car Park, Plantation Lane, B78 3NG.
Book a testing slot via www.gov.uk/coronavirus. If people have no symptoms, they should tick the option “I do not have symptoms, but my local council has asked me to get a test. Walk in appointments are available.
Dr Johnny McMahon, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: “It is really important that people do go and get tested as quickly as possible.
“I’d also urge anyone who is being tested for coronavirus to limit their contact with other people while they are waiting for the result, and not to do things like go to the pub until they have had the all clear.
“Covid-19 is very contagious, so it is hugely important that we all continue to stick to the rules if we are to prevent a second peak of infections in Staffordshire.”
Washing your hands regularly with soap and hot water for 20 seconds
Covering your face on public transport and in shops
Making space, at least 2m, if you do need to go out
If you are eating or drinking out, leave your contact details
Stay home for 10 days and book a test if you have symptoms
Follow the advice of the Test and Trace service if contacted