Uitenhage Covid-19 News
20th Nov 2020
20 November 2020 – A team member, who works as a Fruit and Veg General Assistant at Food Lover’s Market Uitenhage, has tested positive for Covid-19. His last day at work was on Monday, 09 November 2020 – eleven days ago. This team member was screened as part of our daily wellness checks and sent home. He consequently had himself tested on the same day and we were formally advised yesterday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
A second team member, working in the groceries department, has also tested positive for Covid-19. Our colleague was last in-store on Thursday, 12 November 2020 and was also sent home when screened as part of the store’s daily wellness checks. He had himself tested on Monday, 16 November 2020 and we were formally advised of the positive result on 17 November 2020.
A third colleague, a member of our security team, was screened and sent home as well – her last day in the store was Thursday, 12 November 2020. She has herself tested on the same day and was formally advised of the positive test result on Tuesday, 17 November 2020.
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 Monday, 09 November 2020 and Thursday, 12 November 2020 – after our colleagues were 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 colleagues well and look forward to welcoming them, 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 Uitenhage is open and we look forward to welcoming you back to store.