Food Lover’s Market Westgate Covid-19 News

Food Lover’s Market Westgate Covid-19 News

17th Jun 2021

17 June 2021 – A team member, who works in the Bakery department at Food Lover’s Market Westgate has tested positive for Covid-19. Her last day at work was on Saturday, 12 June 2021 – five days ago. This team member had to self-isolate as she was a close contact of a family member who has tested positive for Covid-19. As she was feeling unwell, she had herself tested for Covid-19 on Monday, 14 June 2021. We were formally advised today of the positive test result.

This team member had one close contact, who has been identified and instructed to self-quarantine for the remaining period of the 10-days since last contact with said colleague. 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 second team member, who works in the Butchery department has tested positive for Covid-19. Her last day at work was on Saturday, 12 June 2021 – five days ago. This team member was sent home as she was a close contact of a colleague who has previously tested positive for Covid-19. Consequently she had herself tested for Covid-19 on Wednesday, 16 June 2021. We were formally advised today of the positive test result.

All team members that were in close contact with this colleague have been identified and have been instructed to self-quarantine for the remaining period of the 10-days since last contact with their colleague. 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 Monday, 14 June 2021 – when we were advised that our colleagues were feeling unwell and has been 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 members were last in the store.

We wish our affected colleagues well and look forward to welcoming them, and our other colleagues, 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, practicing social distancing and wearing masks.

As we have followed all required hygiene protocols – our own, as well as the regulations as set out by government, Food Lover’s Market Westgate is open and we look forward to welcoming you back to store.