BREAKING | Grahamstown Pick n Pay closed temporarily due to Covid-19

The Pick n Pay in Grahamstown was closed after a worker tested positive for Covid-19. Image: FILE/Suthentira Govender
Pick n Pay in Grahamstown temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.

Store  management posted a message on Facebook informing their customers about the latest developments.

“Our store is temporarily closed after staff member tested positive today. The staff member hasn’t been at work since Tuesday morning,” read the message.

“The staff member’s close contacts were immediately traced and they were sent home to self-quarantine for the required period. As a precaution, the remainder of the store staff who were not in close contact with the staff member will be screened by health practitioners.”

Store management said a specialist cleaning team was deep cleaning and sanitising the entire store. The store will “safely reopen once this has been completed. We are liaising closely with the health authorities”.

“The health and safety of our customers and staff is a top priority. We are cleaning our store even more rigorously, including sanitising all till points after each transaction, and sanitising our trolleys frequently.

“We have various preventative measures, including Perspex screens at all till points and all staff have face masks. Our staff follow strict hygiene rules and practices, including regular handwashing, and hand sanitiser is readily available for all staff and customers in our store.

“We have clear distancing policies which includes floor markers and asking customers to queue and shop with a trolley so that safe physical distancing can be maintained at all times. We also screen our staff for symptoms before they start work.”

By Vuyolwethu Sangotsha – DispatchLIVE

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