06 January 2021 – A team member, who works as a Cashier at Food Lover’s Market Pinehurst, has tested positive for Covid-19. Her last day at work was on Saturday, 02 January 2021 – four days ago. This team member was screened as part of our daily wellness checks and sent home. She consequently had herself tested on the same day – Saturday, 02 January 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 the 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 Sunday, 03 January 2021 – after we were advised that our colleague 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 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, practising 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 Pinehurst is open and we look forward to welcoming you back to store.