A Salisbury independent restaurant is reopening tonight after a week of temporarily closing because a staff member contracted Covid.

Mexican bar and restaurant Tinga, on Salt Lane, was forced to close after a member of their team tested positive for the virus on Thursday (June 24).

Read more: Two city centre independents hit by Covid to temporarily close or reduce hours

Restaurant owners Dave and Aimee Hancock announced on Thursday that it is "with sadness and frustration" that they had to close for a week.

They said: "One of our team members has tested positive for Covid-19. Following guidelines and protocols, our team are now required to self isolate.

"Customer and staff safety is our number one priority. Those of you who have visited will know we are doing everything we can to ensure this is achieved."

They added that "thankfully" the staff member was not seriously ill.

The restaurant had to call 400 people to cancel their bookings: "We really are trying to navigate through these tough times but it isn’t easy.

"Thank you for your continued support, understanding, and to everyone who has left a lovely review or enjoyed the food, drink and service, we are SO grateful."

Dave and Aimee's second Salisbury venue, the 1920s style bar and bed and breakfast Caboose, near the train station, was unaffected and remained open as normal.

Tinga reopens at 5pm tonight and table bookings can be made on their website: www.tingasalisbury.com

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