A SOUTHAMPTON bar has closed after being linked to a coronavirus outbreak.

The Pitcher in Piano in Ocean Village says it will be shut for about a week following the incident.

A statement on Facebook says: "Unfortunately, we have been linked to a case of COVID-19 by NHS Track & Trace and a few members of our team have been instructed to isolate.

"Sadly, this means we have closed from today to ensure the safety of our team and guests.

"We plan to reopen early next week so please check back here for further updates.

"We will be contacting all guests who have a reservation over the next few days via phone or email to rearrange.

"Apologies for any inconvenience caused but we look forward to welcoming you back soon."