A BURNHAM-ON-SEA pub has reopened today (July 13) after it was forced to close due to a customer testing positive for Covid-19. 

The Lighthouse Inn in Highbridge Road reopened on July 4 after being closed for three months during lockdown but it was forced to close just two days later after a customer contacted them and told them they had tested positive for Covid-19.

The pub's staff were tested for Covid-19 last week and their tests came back negative but the venue remained closed while it waited for guidance from the Government. 

Jess Green, manager of The Lighthouse Inn, said the pub has reopened today and thanked customers for their support.

"We are pleased to say that we have now reopened after a deep clean and all of our staff tested negative for Covid-19," Jess said.

"We would like to thank the community for its support during this time."