21 January 2021 – A team member, who works as a General Assistant in the Grocery department at Food Lover’s Market Mossel Bay, has tested positive for Covid-19. Her last day at work was on Wednesday, 13 January 2021 – eight days ago. This team member was screened as part of our daily wellness checks and was sent home. She consequently had herself tested on Friday, 15 January 2021. We were formally advised last night of the positive test result. In the interest of transparency we are letting you know about these developments and how we have already addressed it.
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 Thursday, 14 January 2021 – after our colleague was screened and sent home. 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 colleague well and look forward to welcoming her, 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 Mossel Bay is open and we look forward to welcoming you back to store.