A SHOCKED pub is asking patrons to be "mindful" after a customer tested positive for Covid-19.

The Shoulder of Mutton pub in Assington were informed that one of their customers has the potentially fatal virus.

The customer attended the pub during their Friday service.

The pub has been closed for safety reasons since Friday but is due to reopen on Thursday.

In a statement the pub, which is between Bures and Sudbury, said: "We have been informed that a customer from Friday evening's service has tested positive for Covid-19.

"Although that was unknown to them Friday evening; they had used social distancing effectively whilst in the premises.

"We are asking that all other patrons from Friday evening are mindful of any new symptoms relating to Covid-19 and should seek medical advice if this happens.

"Due to different circumstances, the pub has remained shut since closing on Friday evening and the necessary actions will be taken to ensure the Mutton remains a safe place to come when we reopen on Thursday.

"In the future, if you are being tested for the virus or suspect you have the virus; please stay away until you either receive a negative result or until the time that your quarantine period has ended.

"Many thanks for your support through our recent troubles, these have not gone unnoticed."