- Title: COVID-19 outbreak closes hotel hosting G7 summit delegation
- Date: 10th June 2021
- Summary: ST IVES, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 10, 2021) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF PEDN OLVA HOTEL VARIOUS OF NOTE ON HOTEL ENTRANCE READING (English) "Sorry We Are Temporarily Closed. Access Is For Residents Only" PEOPLE OUTSIDE HOTEL VIEW OF HOTEL SIGN READING (English) "THE PEDN OLVA" VARIOUS OF SUN BEDS ON HOTEL TERRACE VARIOUS OF HOTEL AND ST IVES BAY GENERAL VIEW OF ST IVES AND ST IVES HARBOUR
- Embargoed: 24th June 2021 19:42
- Keywords: G7 G7 summit German delegation hotel
- Location: ST IVES, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: ST IVES, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Europe,G7,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001EGTKTON
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A hotel, which British media reported was being used by members of Germany's delegation to a Group of Seven summit in England, has closed because members of staff tested positive for COVID-19, its owners said on Thursday (June 10).
The Pedn Olva hotel in St Ives, a seaside town adjacent to the location of the three-day G7 leaders' meeting in Cornwall, southwest England, had shut temporarily on advice from health officials and the local authority, the owners said.
Among the guests were security staff for the German delegation and a media team working for a U.S. broadcaster, Sky News reported.
"Following extensive discussions over the last few days with PHE (Public Health England) and Cornwall Council, we have taken the decision to fully close the hotel," said a spokesperson for the owners, St Austell Brewery.
"We fully appreciate the inconvenience given the limited accommodation options available in the area at the moment but the safety and security of our team and guests is our upmost priority."
The spokesperson said the hotel would reopen once a full COVID-19 deep clean had taken place and there were enough staff to run it.
(Production: Ben Makori)
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