A GIFFNOCK restaurant has been forced to close its doors after a "Covid-19 incident". 

Ca Va Brasserie, in the East Renfrewshire town, said they would close "for a period of time that will be governed by the Public Health Protection Unit GGC". 

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have confirmed one case of coronavirus connected to the Fenwick Road restaurant and have told staff members identified as close contacts to self-isolate for 14 days. 

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Customers who went to the restaurant from 9-11 August are told to be aware of coronavirus symptoms or to book a test. 

The restaurant said it had contracted a company to carry out a deep clean of its premises and that customers who may be affected were being identified by Test and Protect Services. 

A statement confirming the restaurant's closure posted on Facebook this afternoon said: "We have taken the decision today to close Ca-Va for a period of time that will be governed by the Public Health Protection Unit GGC. Along with the department, we are currently investigating a Covid-19 incident and we are working closely with Health and Environmental Health colleagues at NHS. Today, MASA environmental will be doing an ultra-low volume fogging sterilising process, which will eliminate all possible traces of Covid-19.

"We know many of our customers will be anxious for information and we will update all customers on our website and social media in due course as the government information is released to us.

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"We are advised that the Test and Protect Services are ascertaining all guests potentially at risk and that we ask that you allow them the time to collect and process the relevant information required.

"Thank you once again for your support during these difficult times."

Dr Gillian Penrice who chaired the PAG said: “All relevant Public Health measures are in place and myself and our Public Health Team are working with the restaurant to manage and monitor the situation.

"We would ask customers who have been in the restaurant from mid-afternoon onwards on Sunday 9, Monday 10 or Tuesday 11 August should be aware of the symptoms of a fever, persistent cough or loss of taste or smell. If concerned they need to self-isolate immediately and book a test for Covid-19.

A spokesman for Ca Va Brasserie said: “A member of staff tested positive for Covid-19. As soon as this was discovered we closed the restaurant and arranged for a thorough clean.

“The safety of staff and customers is our absolute priority, and we won’t reopen until that can be assured.

“We are now working closely with the NHS and other relevant authorities to ensure everyone is kept safe.”