// “Small humber” of Tesco workers infected with Covid-19 at Scottish distribution centre
// Tesco’s Livingston Distribution Centre in West Lothian employs 1800 staff
// It supplies 3.6m boxes of produces per week to 318 Tesco stores in Scotland, England & Northern Ireland
Tesco has confirmed that a “small number” of staff at one of its warehouses have been tested positive for Covid-19.
The Big 4 giant said the affected staff were now self-isolating at home and that measures are already in place at the facility to ensure social distancing as well as the availability of masks, gloves and hand sanitisers.
The warehouse in question it Tesco’s Livingston Distribution Centre in West Lothian, Scotland, which employs 1800 people.
The 2 million sq ft distribution centre supplies 3.6 million boxes of produces per week to 318 Tesco stores across Scotland, north east England and Northern Ireland.
“The small number of colleagues that have tested positive for Covid-19 at our Livingston Distribution Centre are self-isolating and their close contacts have been informed,” a Tesco spokesperson told The Mirror.
“We take the health and safety of our colleagues extremely seriously and are working closely with public health authorities.
“We have measures in place to ensure colleagues stay two metres apart throughout our centres and hand-sanitiser, masks, gloves and visors available to all colleagues.”
The news comes shortly after a sandwich supplier for Marks & Spencer, Greencore, had to temporarily shut down its Northampton site for at least two weeks after 292 workers contracted the virus.
A similar outbreak took place in June at an Asda-owned meat processing site in West Yorkshire, where 165 employees had tested positive for the virus.