WHITE Hart is reopening to the public after a coronavirus outbreak and has thanked customers for their support in a difficult two weeks.

The Sankey Street pub temporarily shut its doors on September 4 after a number of members of staff tested positive for Covid-19.

The outbreak also saw cocktail bar Block 1 in Bold Street close on September 4 and 5 as a precautionary measure

White Hart staff affected have completed their 14-day isolation period. The pub has also undergone a deep clean and consulted with Warrington Borough Council and Public Health England.

There are new measures in place too such as an app for table service.

A statement on Facebook said: "Thank you to everyone for their support over the past two weeks. We’re pleased to confirm that we will be reopening from this Wednesday.

"We have deep cleaned the building and have been working closely with Warrington Borough Council and Public Health England to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

"We wanted to be honest with you all about the outbreak to ensure everyone who may have been at risk could take the appropriate action.

"The staff who were affected have all finished their 14 day isolation periods and will be returning to work. We’ve still got safety measures in place to protect staff and customers including new app ordering to your table.

"We’re now looking forward to welcoming you all back once again. Thank you for your cooperation and patience."

A Warrington Borough Council spokesman added: “The management team at the White Hart followed the correct procedure to make Public Health England aware of the confirmed cases of coronavirus among their staff.

“They acted responsibly and, once they were made aware of the positive cases, they worked with us, and Public Health England, to help prevent further spread of the virus.

"We have been able to use the contact details visitors provided to send out text message alerts and guidance.”