A team member, who works in the bakery department at Food Lover’s Market Fig Tree, has tested positive for Covid-19. Our colleague was last in the store on 13 May 2020, six days ago. This team member was screened as part of our daily wellness checks and was consequently sent home and referred to be tested on the day. We were made aware of the positive test result this afternoon.
Since referring the team member for testing last week, a professional cleaning company has conducted a deep clean and sanitisation of the store. All employees that had direct contact with the team member have been instructed to self-quarantine for the remaining period of the 14-days since the last contact with their colleague and are being monitored for any symptoms of Covid-19. They will only return to the store once we are satisfied that they have not contracted COVID-19.
Following another deep clean and sanitisation this evening, the store will open tomorrow – 20 May 2020 – with a new team. We will continue our practice of screening our team members on arrival at work daily and during the day.
We wish our affected colleague well and look forward to welcoming him, and the rest of our team, back to the store.