Sunderland tanning salon closes so it can fumigate after coronavirus alert

A Wearside tanning salon has closed its doors for the weekend as its bosses “acted fast” over concerns someone nearby had a positive coronavirus test.

Saturday, 29th August 2020, 3:37 pm

Tansanity, which is on The Green in Southwick announced the measures this afternoon after discovering the one case of Covid-19 in the area, leading its owner to decide to close to customers today Saturday, August 29, and tomorrow, when it would usually be open from 10am to 3pm.

It plans to reopen on Bank Holiday Monday from 10am to 4pm, before returning to its usual 10am to 8pm hours.

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Tansanity, on The Green at Southwick, said it had strict measures already in place, but acted to ensire there was no risk to staff and customers. Image copyright Google Maps.

On Facebook post, the shop said: “We have had one confirmed case of Covid-19 in the close vicinity of our salon.

“As a precautionary measure, we have acted fast and decided to close the salon from 3pm today to get fully fumigated.

“And we will be back open Bank Holiday Monday.

“Although our cleaning and social distance measures are fully in place, we have taken it upon ourselves to do a full deep clean to be extra safe.

“Our customers and staff’s safety are our main concern, sorry for the inconvenience.

“No need to panic, this is our choice to continue to keep everyone as safe as possible.”

It comes after a number of restaurants in the area confirmed they would close after their bosses were told of customers who later reported they had received positive results after being tested for the virus.

Beggar’s Bridge in East Boldon, Bistro Romano in Cleadon and The Half Moon in Easington Village said they had closed for deep cleaning after they got the alerts and would welcome back visitors once the work was complete.

Symptoms of Coronavirus include a high temperature, new continuous cough and a loss or change in your sense of taste and smell.

If anyone develops symptoms their household contacts will also be required to self-isolate.

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