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Highland branch of Pizza Express closed after staff member tests positive for coronavirus

By Neil MacPhail

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Pizza Express in Falcon Square, Inverness.
Pizza Express in Falcon Square, Inverness.

A popular eatery in the heart of the Highland capital has been closed for deep cleaning this week after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19.

The alert at Pizza Express in Falcon Square in Inverness was sparked after a staff member tested positive for the virus on their return from a visit to Europe and subsequent quarantine.

It had only just been confirmed the Inverness eatery had survived a nationwide cull of branches by the firm’s owners.

A spokeswoman said: “Whilst our team member did not display Covid symptoms a test was carried out following his 14-day isolation period after his return from Europe, which showed a positive result.

“The significant protocols we put in place ahead of our reopening meant that we were able to identify and isolate this issue quickly and as a result our restaurant is temporarily closed while a full deep clean is carried out.

“We’re in regular contact with our team member who has tested positive and their colleagues to provide them with maximum support.”

There has been no confirmation yet of when the restaurant will reopen.

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