Customers were turned away from the Ashfield Gateway store from 8am this morning, Wednesday, October 21, and were originally informed it was because of a ‘technical issue’ in the DIY store.
However, B&Q have now admitted that the closure was due to a staff member testing positive for Covid-19, and the store has had a deep clean.
The store has since reopened.
A B&Q spokesperson said: "We can confirm that our Sutton-in-Ashfield store was temporarily closed following a team member receiving a positive Covid-19 test result.
“Closing the store for deep cleaning is a precautionary measure and goes beyond government advice. The store has since reopened."
Other shops in Nottinghamshire have been forced to close due to coronavirus, and flaunting of the rules, over the past weeks as the area moved into Tier 2 restrictions.