A NORTH-EAST cinema has confirmed it will remain open after two staff members tested positive for Covid-19.

Odeon said its Silverlink cinema complex, near Wallsend, had responded 'at speed' to the confirmed cases and had implemented 'detailed' cleaning measures.

It comes as several North-East venues had to shut their doors to undergo a deep clean after positive Covid-19 tests this week. 

A spokesperson for Odeon Cinemas said: “We have robust measures in place to ensure the safety of our colleagues and guests.

“Having tested our relevant colleagues at Silverlink, two colleagues who tested positive were isolated and are now recovering at home. 

“In this case, we responded at speed and in line with government guidelines. The strength and effectiveness of our detailed cleaning measures ensured that our cinema remained open and safe.”

Latest Public Health England data, published on September 4, shows a further 117 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the North-East.

It brings the total number of people who have tested for the virus, since the outbreak began, to 16,689.