Newtownabbey bar to reopen following ‘precautionary’ deep clean

A bar and restaurant in the Antrim Road area of Glengormley, which closed for a deep clean after a relative of a member of staff tested positive for Covid-19, is to reopen later today (Tuesday).

Yesterday (Monday), management at the Bellevue Arms stated they took the “precautionary” decision after they were made aware of the positive diagnosis.

For more on Monday’s announcement, read here.

Providing an update on social media, a spokesperson for the business said: “We couldn’t be more thankful to the guys at Keep ‘Er’ Sanitised who were on site within hours to ensure every corner of the building was thoroughly sanitised.

Bellevue Arms. Pic by Google.

“We would just like to reiterate, the decision to close for 24 hours was purely precautionary to ensure the safety of our staff and customers.

“We were not forced to close by the Public Health Agency, nor were we advised by any other governmental body to do so.

“We will re-open at 4pm. We can’t wait to welcome you all back to The Bellevue!”

The eatery is taking part in the Government’s ‘Eat out to help out’ scheme.


A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper whenever you are able to do so.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper when you can safely.

You can also enjoy unlimited access to the best news from across Northern Ireland and the UK by subscribing to

With a digital subscription, you can read more than five articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit now to sign up.

Thank you.