A BAR and restaurant in Derry which is very popular with locals is to reopen today afterr a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.
The owners of Silver Street at Shipquay Street said the closure would allow them to carry out a deep clean of the premises.
The bar and restaurant reopens today at 3 pm to the public after the sanitisin of the premises to protect staff and patrons.
In a statement on their Facebook page, a spokesperson for the bar said on Friday: “It is with regret we have to close Silver Street today for a deep clean, one of our staff members has tested positive, all those in affected work bubble will be tested today.
“Any customer concerned feel free to ring Silver Street on 7137 1965, between now and 7pm. We will not be answering any questions of this nature on any social media platform.
“We will reopen tomorrow at 3pm, looking forward to seeing you all soon.”
Silver Street is one of a number of businesses in the city to have been hit by the rise COVID-19 cases.
Derry City and Strabane District Council now has the highest rate of positive cases of all eleven council areas in the North of Ireland.
Public health chiefs continue to advise people to wash their hands as much as possible, maintain a 2 metre social distance from others and wear a face covering in shops and other indoor settings to prevent the spread of the virus.