"we won't we able to open until further notice."
A Nepalese restaurant and takeaway in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, has been forced to close temporarily after staff members contracted Coronavirus.
Mount Gurkha Spice took to their Facebook page and announced the news.
The Tamworth Road restaurant stated that they will be “quarantining for 10 days” and the business will not be able to open “until further notice”.
The restaurant apologised to customers and said it will reopen after the isolation period and once their test result comes back negative.
The post said: “Dear customers, as of today we need to go to quarantine for 10 days so we won’t we able to open until further notice.
“We will reopen once we pass the quarantine period and our test result comes negative.
“We are very sorry for the inconvenience it may have caused and wish you all to take care and stay safe.”
During the lockdown, the restaurant has turned solely to takeaways.
In a similar incident, a popular Indian restaurant in Bradford was temporarily closed after seven staff members tested positive for Covid-19.
Bradford Council’s director for public health Sarah Muckle had praised the decision by the restaurant bosses.
She had stated that there is “no reason to believe customers were at risk because the restaurant’s front of house Covid-19 safety measures are very robust”.
Akbar’s restaurant on Leeds Road was closed for a week as a precautionary measure after the seven staff members contracted Covid-19 during the month of August 2020.
The positive cases at the restaurant all came within a short three-week window, with the last known case reported on August 20, 2020.
The owners of Akbar’s made the decision to shut down the premises for five days in order to protect staff and customers.
All infected staff members self-isolated for at least 10 days.
Owner Shabir Hussain had explained his reasons for the closure:
“We could have sent a number of our staff home to self-isolate and stayed open using other employees but we felt this was the responsible thing to do to make sure we are 100 per cent safe going forward.
“It also gives us a chance to give our people a bit of a holiday because they have been so incredibly busy during the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ promotion.
“We apologise to all our customers who have made bookings but hopefully they will understand that we all have to make sacrifices if we are to get the Covid-19 virus under control and protect the most vulnerable in our district.”