Upington Covid-19 News

Upington Covid-19 News

22nd Dec 2020

22 December 2020 – A team member, who works in the Butchery department at Food Lover’s Market Upington, has tested positive for Covid-19. She was last in the store on Sunday, 13 December 2020 – nine days ago. This team member had herself tested as she was a close contact of a colleague who has also been tested for Covid-19, with pending test results. She consequently had herself tested on Tuesday, 15 December 2020 and we were formally advised of the positive test result today.

A second-team member, who works as a Cashier at Food Lover’s Market Upington, has tested positive for Covid-19. She was last in the store on Wednesday, 16 December 2020 – six days ago. This team member had herself tested as she was a close contact of a colleague who has also been tested for Covid-19, with pending test results. She consequently had herself tested on Friday, 18 December 2020 and we were formally advised of the positive test result today.

These team members had no close colleagues

A professional cleaning company has conducted a deep clean and sanitisation of the store on Sunday, 13 December 2020 and Sunday, 20 December 2020 respectively – after our colleagues were last in the store and 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 member was last in the store.

We wish our affected colleagues well and look forward to welcoming them 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 taken the necessary precautions to keep our team and customers safe, the Food Lover’s Market Upington store is open and we welcome you back to our store for your next shop.