Screwfix Kings Cross closed for a deep clean after staff member tests positive for coronavirus

Screwfix in Brewery Road. Picture: Google

Screwfix in Brewery Road. Picture: Google - Credit: Google

Screwfix Kings Cross is closed for a deep clean because a staff member tested positive for coronavirus this week.

Unlike bars and restaurants, retail outlets are not taking customer details, therefore any customers who may have come into contact with the infected person cannot be located through the track and trace system. Procedures have been in place at the store in Brewery Road in the Cally however, to limit direct contact with customers, such as perspex screens.

A spokesperson for Screwfix could not say when the store would reopen. In a statement they said: “Our customers and colleagues are our number one priority. We have implemented stringent safety measures across all of our 687 stores. “These are in line with government guidelines and have been approved by our primary authority to ensure all stores are Covid secure. These measures include strict social distancing and hand hygiene.

“As an additional precaution our Kings Cross store has been temporarily closed for additional cleaning in line with PHE guidelines.”

Louise Bishop, consultant in health protection at Public Health England London, said: “We are working closely with Screwfix and Islington Council to provide public health advice following a single confirmed case of Covid-19 in a staff member at the Kings Cross branch. Anyone identified as a close contact of the individual is being advised to self-isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms.

“Employers have been asked to take certain measures to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, including ensuring staff can maintain social distancing wherever possible and are able to regularly wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces.”

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