Tiny Rebel in Newport has confirmed that two of its staff have tested positive for coronavirus.
The brewery has confirmed that one member of its brewery bar staff in Rogerstone and one member of its online shop team tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, September 9.
The bar said it had been alerted to the possible cases when a venue that both members of staff had visited over the weekend had contacted them of a possible outbreak.
Tiny Rebel said both staff members were now self-isolating and that more staff members had been asked to get tested, with no further positive cases since.
It said it followed Welsh Government guidelines and procedures including track and trace. It added that the member of bar staff had been working in the brewery bar in Rogerstone on Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7, and advised anyone who felt they needed to be tested to do so.
A statement from Tiny Rebel co-founders Bradley Cummings and Gareth Williams said: “We would like to let you know that on Wednesday September 9, one member of our brewery bar team and one member of our online shop team was tested positive for Covid-19.
“The members of our team were alerted when a venue that they both visited over the weekend had contacted them of a possible outbreak. Even though they were not showing any symptoms whatsoever, as a matter of caution we advised our team members to go and get tested before coming back in to work.”
“Our team members are now self-isolating and are still not showing any symptoms.
“These are the first two cases that we have had within Tiny Rebel since the pandemic, so we immediately reviewed the latest government guidelines, contacted our local health authority and track and trace for advice on the next steps.
“Since Wednesday, and again as a matter of caution, further members of our team have gone for testing and no one has been tested positive for Covid-19.
“This is currently an isolated incident and are confident that our health and safety and risk assessments that our staff are following are keeping everyone safe.
“Finally, even though track and trace have been notified, the member of our team that was tested positive on Wednesday September 9 was working in our brewery bar on Sunday September 6 and Monday September 7.
“If you feel that you should go for a test, please do so.”