A Flintshire pub has closed its doors for a deep clean after receiving confirmation a customer had since tested positive for coronavirus.

In a statement on social media, the Fox and Grapes in Hawarden confirmed it was complying with all COVID guidelines, and despite not being advised to close, was doing so anyway with the safety of staff and public in mind.

Staff confirmed they had been made aware that someone who had been in the pub on September 12 has tested positive for coronavirus.

The pub will now be closed for a 'short period of time' to enable them to implement a deep clean throughout.

They added: "The local authority has not advised us to close the pub, we are doing so to ensure that there will be no risk to staff and customers.

"Customer track and trace details have not yet been requested by the authorities but are available when needed.

"If NHS track and trace believe it is necessary, they may contact you directly.

"Thank you for your understanding and we will announce our reopening date over the next few days."