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Grounded cafe in Alness outlines reopening plans after one positive Covid-19 test and says community support appreciated

By Hector MacKenzie

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AN Easter Ross cafe which closed following a Covid-19 staff alert is set to reopen on Friday.

Grounded in Alness said one of its team members had today had a positive PCR test returned, taken as a precaution following a family member returning a positive LFT test.

It said: "All staff members working closely with this member subsequently have taken LFT tests, all returning negative.

"In line with regulations and best practice - this member of staff will be in isolation for the required period.

"As a precaution we closed the cafe on Wednesday – during today we have undertaken a deep sanitation of the whole cafe area.

"We will also remain closed on Thursday, september 23 due to pre-booked functions, and a reduction in available team members.

"We will re-open on Friday, September 24 at 10am - offering a reduced menu of hot drinks and baking. If we can offer additional menu items we will update our social media pages with this news."

The popular business, located in Obsdale Road, posted: "We are devastated – it has been a tough 18 months to date, because we have taken seriously our responsibilities to our staff, volunteers, guests and community - we have not seen circumstances like this affect us.We will keep you up to date."

It added: "We would greatly appreciate your support once we open again – thank you."

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