23 May 2020 – A team member, who works in the bakery department at Food Lover’s Market Parklands, has tested positive for COVID-19. Our colleague was last in the store on 16 May 2020, seven days ago. This team member was screened as part of our daily wellness checks and was consequently sent home and referred to be tested on the day. We were made aware of the positive test today.
Since referring the team member for testing last week, a professional cleaning company has conducted a deep clean and sanitisation of the store. All employees that had direct contact with the team member have been instructed to self-quarantine for the remaining period of the 14-days since the last contact with their colleague and are being monitored for any symptoms of COVID-19. As a further precaution, we will open tomorrow with an entirely new team.
The store has been deep cleaned and sanitised since 16 May 2020 and our team will continue to apply all hygiene procedures such as social distancing, sanitising and wearing masks. We will continue our practice of screening our colleagues on arrival at work daily and during the day.
We wish our affected colleague well and look forward to welcoming her, and the rest of our team, back to the store.