Hermanus Covid-19 News
18th Dec 2020
18 December 2020 – A team member, who works as an outsourced Cleaner at Food Lover’s Market Hermanus, has tested positive for Covid-19. Her last day at work was on Friday, 11 December 2020 – seven days ago. This team member was a close contact of a colleague who has tested positive for Covid-19. She consequently had herself tested for Covid-19 on Monday, 14 December 2020. We were formally advised yesterday of the positive test result.
This colleague had no close contacts.
Two further team members, both working in the Butchery department, have tested positive for Covid-19. Their last day at work was Friday, 11 December – seven days ago. Both contacts were close contacts of a colleague who has previously tested positive for Covid-19. They consequently had themselves tested on Monday, 14 December 2020 and we were advised of their positive test results yesterday.
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 Saturday, 12 December 2020 – after our colleagues were last at work. 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 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, 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 the government, Food Lover’s Market Hermanus is open and we look forward to welcoming you back to store.