A BAR in County Durham will be shut for 10 days after members of staff tested positive for Covid.

The Roundhouse sports and lounge bar, in Newton Aycliffe made the announcement yesterday.

Customers will be contacted, the bar said in a statement on social media.

Anyone who has visited the bar since Sunday is also encouraged to take a test.

The full statement from the Roundhouse said: "Due to a number of our staff testing positive for Covid-19, The Roundhouse will be closed for the next 10 days.

"This has been reported to the NHS and we will be contacting customers that left their details via the sign in sheet.

"If you or anyone you know has been into The Roundhouse since Sunday we would encourage you get a test."

Covid infection rates have been rising in the North East. On Wednesday, there were a further 3,447 daily cases reported in the region. 

There were a further 552 cases recorded on Wednesday in County Durham. 

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