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Mosset Tavern to reopen as owner Gordon Brailsford thanks community for support


By Jonathan Clark

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THE Mosset Tavern is set to reopen tomorrow after a short period of closure and a deep clean.

The pub announced on Saturday that a staff member had tested positive for covid-19 and that it would close with immediate effect.

However, the pub will now reopen – from tomorrow at 10am – with a set of staff who have not been in contact with the virus, albeit on a more limited basis with no home delivery or night-time beer garden.

The Mosset Tavern in Forres
The Mosset Tavern in Forres

It has also been confirmed that all other staff members in close contact with the person who contracted the virus have tested negative for covid-19 – although must continue to self-isolate.

Posting on social media, owner Gordon Brailsford thanked the public for their support.

He said: "Firsty, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for the hundreds of messages of support. We are truly humbled.

"Secondly, thank you for the well wishes for our team member who continues to show no symptoms at all whilst isolating at home.

"Naturally, being a busy establishment, guests dining with us have been contacting us to see whether they are at risk. Right now, NHS track and trace are not concerned for guests due to our robust measures. If this changes we'll be open and honest.

"It may come as some comfort knowing that the rest of the team including close contacts have been tested negative for covid-19 but continue to isolate.

"Going forward we are a putting together a talented team made up of staff with no connection with this incident.

"The building has been deep cleaned and every square inch sanitised by a specialist firm.

"We aim to be open again tomorrow from 10am until 6pm and will offer these opening times whilst the remainder of the team isolate.

"This means we won't be able to offer home delivery or the night time beer garden until further notice.

"Once again, thank you and I know I can speak for the rest of the team that your well wishes have made a very dark time much more bearable."

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