TWO workers at a Malvern pub, as well as a customer, have coronavirus Worcestershire County Council has said.

The staff members from the Inn in Welland, Malvern, worked in a group of five last weekend, and all are now self isolating for 14 days

A customer of the business has also tested positive.

The council says it is working with Public Health England to support the pub with contact tracing under way.

A spokesman for the pub said: "The safety of our staff and customers is of paramount importance to us.

"We have worked hard to ensure our safety measures are followed at all times and we are working very closely with the authorities to ensure we are following best practice.

"We are open, welcoming our customers and taking great care of their safety and comfort. We wish our affected staff members a speedy recovery.”

The county council said the pub has stringent Covid-19 measures in place for staff and customers, was fully co-operating with Environmental Health teams, and was still open to the pub as it had a comprehensive package of measures in place to keep everyone safe.

Dr Kathryn Cobain, director for public health in Worcestershire, said: “Our teams have quickly identified the positive cases and have acted promptly to reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading.

"The Inn at Welland is already operating under robust Covid-19 procedures and we will continue to support the business to remain open and to keep customers and staff safe. Covid-19 is in our communities, and none of us should be complacent.

"It is always important to wash our hands, use face coverings where necessary and keep our distance.

"It is particularly important that if you have a symptom of Covid-19, you self-isolate. This all helps to prevent the virus spreading."