Northampton rock pub reports Covid exposure from final night before it closed for good

It comes after many customers turned out last week to bid the Billy farewell on its final night
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A Northampton live music pub that shut down permanently last week has reported a Covid on its last night of business.

The King Billy Rock Bar called last orders for good last week after announcing it would not reopen following the current coronavirus lockdown.

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However, in a further turn of bad luck for the pub, the Billy has had to follow up the final night with test-and-trace procedures after reporting that a customer on the final night has tested positive for Covid-19.

The King Billy Rock Bar closed down permanently last week.The King Billy Rock Bar closed down permanently last week.
The King Billy Rock Bar closed down permanently last week.

The pub's staff issued an appeal online asking for any customers who visited the pub to say farewell on Wednesday (November 4) to self-isolate in line with Government guidance.

In a Facebook post on November 6, the pub announced: "Just a quick one. One of our customers from Wednesday night has tested positive.

"I will get around to calling/texting you all over the weekend.

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"Thank you for your support. I urge all of you that attended weds evening to now self isolate in accordance with government guidelines.

"Sorry guys, much love and stay safe."

The Billy closed down permanently last week after the coronavirus pandemic caused it to cancel all of its live music events for the year.

The pub prided itself on holding more than 300 live music nights a year.