Workers at one of Stoke-on-Trent’s biggest warehouses have been struck down with coronavirus.
DIY giant Screwfix has confirmed there have been a ‘small number of isolated cases’ at its distribution depot on Trentham Lakes.
It issued a statement after rejecting the claims of one of worker who has told StokeonTrentLive that there are more than 30 confirmed coronavirus cases at the Stanley Matthews Way warehouse.
A Screwfix spokesman said: “The safety of our customers and colleagues is our number one priority. We have implemented stringent safety measures across all our stores and warehouses. These measures include strict social distancing, hand hygiene, and routine deep cleaning of all high traffic areas within the site.”
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Referring to the worker’s claim, the spokesman added: “We have not experienced that number of cases in our warehouse and although there have been a small number of isolated cases this is to be expected in line with cases throughout the Staffordshire area.
“With increased testing and cases of Covid-19 throughout the UK, we have very clear protocols around colleagues displaying symptoms, testing, and the safety of other colleagues.
“We continuously review the safety measures we have in place, in line with government guidelines, to ensure we keep our customers and colleagues safe and can supply our customers with the products they need. This applies to all our sites across the Screwfix network.”