Pinehurst Covid-19 News
10th Jul 2020
10 July 2020 – A team member, who works as a nightshift cashier, has tested positive for Covid-19. Her last day at work was Tuesday, 23 June 2020 – seventeen days ago. Our colleague was initially booked off for flu but did not return after her prescribed sick leave ended. During her time away she had herself tested for Covid-19 and we were informally advised today of the positive result. Although we have not yet received a certification from a medical authority, we have decided to activate the protocols we have in place in the event of a 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 14-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 Monday, 29 June 2020 – eleven days ago. 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 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, 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.