Knysna Covid-19 News
16th Nov 2020
16 November 2020 – A team member, who works as a Cashier at Food Lover’s Market Knysna, has tested positive for Covid-19. Her last day at work was on Wednesday, 11 November – five days ago. This team member called in sick as she wasn’t feeling well and consequently had herself tested on Thursday, 12 November 2020. We were formally advised of the positive test result today.
A second team member, working in the Cut Veg department, has also tested positive for Covid-19. Her last day at work was Tuesday, 10 November – six days ago. She was a close contact of a colleague who previously tested positive and she had herself tested on Wednesday, 11 November 2020. We were informally advised of her positive test result today. In the interest of transparency, we are letting you know about these developments and how we have already addressed them.
A team member that is a close contact of our colleague in Cut Veg has been identified and instructed to self-quarantine for the remaining period of the 10-days since last contact with this colleague. This team member is being monitored for symptoms of COVID-19 and will only return to the store once we are satisfied that she has not contracted the virus.
A professional cleaning company conducted a deep clean and sanitisation of the store on Friday, 13 November 2020 – after we were advised that our colleagues have 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 member was last in the store.
We wish our affected colleagues well and look forward to welcoming them 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 Knysna is open and we look forward to welcoming you back to store.