THE owners of a Deeside cafe claim that maskless 'idiots' are to blame for the premises having to close for the time being due to a Covid outbreak.

CJ's Cafe on the Deeside Industrial Park is run by Clive Wickham but will now have to close until January 19 due to an outbreak.

In a statement posted on the cafe's Facebook page, he claims that maskless ‘idiots’ stopping by at the cafe and asking for directions to the local Coronavirus testing site are quite possibly to blame for its temporary closure.

The statement from CJ's Cafe read: "Due to covid19 outbreak C J’s Cafe we will be closed until 19th January 2022 at the earliest.

"We suspect this to be the doing of IDIOTS entering the cafe with no masks on and asking for directions to the testing site on zone 3 Deeside Industrial Park.

“We do apologise for any inconvenience to our customers.

“But due to these IDIOTS my business now suffers and I have tried so hard for the last 22 months and spent silly money to stay open and protect customers and staff just for these persons to take it away.

“Do us all a favour, if you have symptoms stay home take a test and let us small businesses stay open so we can earn a living as well so we can provide food and pay our bills just as you can.”