24th Oct, 2020

COVID-19 outbreak under control as no positive tests recorded

Rob George 12th Aug, 2020

THE COVID-19 outbreak at Evesham Vale Growers looks to have been contained after no positive tests were recorded by county health chiefs.

An estimated 75 per cent of the 340 strong workforce at the Blackminster site had been in isolation since 14 people tested positive for Coronavirus on July 23.

Cases rose to 28 on August 5 but key workers at EVG were re-swabbed on Friday, August 7 . This is a routine practice at the end of the 14 day isolation period to check if there are any new cases in the incubation period.

All of those tested received negative results.

Dr Kathryn Cobain, director of Public Health in Worcestershire, said: “Workers will start to return to work under guidance from Public Health.

“Alongside existing measures, EVG have introduced additional stringent practices in the workplace and for those living on site, to ensure they can live and work in a COVID secure environment.

“We would like to thank the management and staff at EVG for working with us to quickly contain and manage the outbreak, which has now allowed staff and the business to begin to return to normal.”

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