The Tathra Hotel has announced that it has closed for a short time following the news that a patron at lunch on Sunday, July 4 tested positive for COVID-19.
In a post to its social media page the hotel's owners said that NSW Health had been more than happy with the way the hotel has been dealing with the restrictions and had advised that they did not need to close.
"However, all the staff that were working on Sunday need to get tested and are not allowed back at the hotel until they have a negative test result," the hotel's owners said.
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"So the hotel is closed due to a staff shortage rather than any health orders."
The owners said they would be following all instructions from NSW Health in regard to cleaning and sanitisation, "as we have been since reopening".
"We hope that all our staff and customers who get tested are given a clean bill of health.
"It is very disappointing to have to close again (the fourth time since we completed stage 1 of the renovations) but hopefully it will only be for a short time," they posted.