Leeds and West Yorkshire pubs, restaurants and businesses affected by coronavirus and closures

Pubs, restaurants and businesses have had to adapt to a new way of working in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sunday, 27th September 2020, 3:29 pm
Updated Sunday, 27th September 2020, 4:00 pm
Pubs, restaurants and businesses have had to adapt to a new way of working in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This means following stricter guidelines, a new 10pm curfew, a local lockdown in Leeds restricting the mixing of households, and unfortunately, having to put contingency measures in place if a staff or customer tests positive for Covid-19. These are the pubs, restaurants and businesses in Leeds, Bradford, Pontefract and Wakefield that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as of Sunday, September 27:

The Thornhill in Calverley temporarily shut doors on Monday, September 14 after a customer tested positive for coronavirus. They said it was "the moral decision." The pub reopened on September 22.
The Cross Keys pub in Hillam announced that it was closing at on Wednesday, September 8 after a staff member had contact with someone who later tested positive for coronavirus. The pub reopened on September 14.

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The Red Lion pub in Bramham closed for a deep clean after a customer who visited on Wednesday, August 26 told them they had tested positive for coronavirus. The Sam Smiths pub reopened on the Sunday.
The Greggs factory in Bramley was shut for deep cleaning after a number of staff tested positive for coronavirus, it was confirmed on Sunday, August 30.
Graham Fisher, 62, of The Commercial pub in Armley, closed the pub for a week on Saturday, September 19 due to the rise of coronavirus cases in the area. He said he wanted to protect his customers.The pub reopened on Friday 25.
The landlords of the Odfellows Arms in Sherburn-in-Elmet barred under 25s due to the rise of coronavirus cases in that age group. Maggie Holmes, the owner, said she stood by the decision despite receiving horrible messages.
Akbar's on Leeds Road in Bradford decided to close on on August 30 after seven staff tested positive for the virus. It has since reopened.
Oprto closed on Monday, August 31 after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19. It reopened on Saturday, September 14.
Jake's Bar shut after a staff member at Oporto tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, August 31. This was a precautionary closure because it is owned by the same company, the Akito Bar Group. It reopened on Thursday, September 3.
Neon Cactus and Power, Corruption & Lies shut after a staff member at Oporto tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, August 31. This was a precautionary closure because it is owned by the same company the Akito Bar Group. It reopened on Thursday, September 3.
Eight staff members at Truth Bar in Wakefield tested positive for coronavirus, Wakefield Council confirmed on Tuesday, August 18.
Club Mission into collapsed into administration on July 31 owing to pressures from Covid-19.
Viaduct and Bar Fibre faced closure after Club Mission collapsed into collapsed into administration on July 31 owing to pressures from Covid-19. Thankfully a deal was struck to save 102 jobs at Bar Fibre and Viaduct.
The Superdry shop in The Broadway, Bradford closed after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, August 4. It has since reopened.
Children's soft play centre thekidscastle, in Armley, had to close on Setember 24 after owner Aimee Holmes, 32. was contacted by the NHS track and trace service to advise of a confirmed case. it will reopen on October 4.
The Ponty Tavern, on Cornmarket, confirmed on Monday, August 17 that a member of staff had tested positive for the disease. It closed temporarily.
The Angel, in Ackworth, said a customer who visited had been in touch to inform them that they had tested positive for Covid-19. It closed temporarily from Thursday, July 9 for a deep clean.
The Old Red Lion, Whinmoor, announced the decision to ban under 25s on Monday, September 14, citing younger drinkers "refusing to adhere to social distancing rules" as the reason behind the policy.
A spokesman for Lands End pub in Bradford confirmed on Sunday, July 5 that police closed the pub after cusomers broke social distnacing rules. The pub reopened the next day with new safety measures in place.
Leeds German Christmas Market will not take place this year, organisers confirmed on Friday, September 11.