Following the Covid-19 outbreak, a hotel in Cornwall has closed its doors.


Following the Covid-19 outbreak, a hotel in Cornwall has closed its doors.

A coronavirus outbreak has forced the closure of a hotel in Cornwall that was purportedly housing media and security personnel for the G7 summit.

The Pedn Olva hotel in St Ives was temporarily closed on Thursday, according to its website, and enquiries should be directed to its proprietors, St Austell Brewery.

Following conversations with Public Health England, the hotel indicated a number of employees had been affected and that it would close for extensive cleaning (PHE).

The hotel, according to reports, discovered a coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday.

“We can confirm that a number of our workers at the Pedn Olva, St Ives, have tested positive for Covid-19,” the hotel’s proprietors, St Austell Brewery, said.

“We promptly notified Public Health England of these occurrences and have been working closely with them to ensure we are adhering to all relevant safety rules.

“Following long conversations with PHE and Cornwall Council over the last few days, we have decided to close the hotel completely.

“We understand the inconvenience, especially considering the limited lodging options in the area right now, but the safety and security of our workers and visitors is our top priority.

“Once a comprehensive Covid-19 deep clean has been completed and we have the necessary people in place, the hotel will reopen.”

We’ve reached out to PHE and the Department of Health and Social Care for comment.

A coronavirus outbreak aboard the ship used to transport policemen to the G7 meeting was denied by Devon and Cornwall Police, who said no one had tested positive.


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