George Covid-19 News
8th Dec 2020
A team member, who works in the Admin department at Food Lover’s Market George, has tested positive for Covid-19. Her last day at work was on Wednesday, 02 December 2020 – six days ago. This team member was screened as part of our daily wellness checks and was sent home. She consequently had herself tested on Thursday, 03 December 2020. We were formally advised today that she has tested positive for COVID-19.
A second-team member, working as a General Assistant in the Grocery department, has also tested positive for Covid-19. His last day at work was Tuesday, 01 December 2020 – seven days ago. This colleague was in self-isolation as he was a close contact of someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. He consequently had himself tested on Thursday, 03 December 2020. We were formally advised of the positive test result today.
All team members that were in close contact with these colleagues have been identified and have been instructed to self-quarantine for the remaining period of the 10-days since the last contact with their colleagues. They are being monitored for symptoms of COVID-19 and will only return to the store once we are satisfied that they have not contracted the virus.
A professional cleaning company conducted a deep clean and sanitisation of the store on Wednesday, 02 December 2020 and Thursday, 03 December 2020 respectively – after our colleagues were sent home and advised us of their intention to be tested for Covid-19. All colleagues have been screened throughout this period and have not displayed any symptoms in the time since the affected team member was last in the store.
We wish our affected colleagues well and look forward to welcoming them, and the rest of the team, back to the store.
We will continue our practice of screening our team members on arrival at work daily and during the day, as well as following all hygiene protocols – including sanitising hands and surfaces, practising social distancing and wearing masks.
As we have followed all required hygiene protocols – our own, as well as the regulations as set out by the government, Food Lover’s Market George is open and we look forward to welcoming you back to store.