Royal Mail confirm case of Covid-19 at Grimsby office

Royal Mail confirm case of Covid-19 at Grimsby office

Royal Mail confirm case of Covid-19 at Grimsby office

Despite social-distancing measures, a member of staff at Royal Mail’s Grimsby office has tested positive for Covid-19, it has been confirmed.

The male worker is said to be recovering at home.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said:

“Royal Mail takes the health and safety of its colleagues, its customers and the local communities in which we operate very seriously.

“One of our colleagues recently tested positive for coronavirus at the Grimsby Delivery Office.

“He is now recuperating at home and we wish him a speedy recovery.

“We have carried out an intensive clean of the building. The office is operating as normal.

“Throughout this crisis, every decision we make puts the health of our people and customers first. We have put in place a range of preventive measures to protect both our customers and our colleagues.”

Royal Mail have said that the building has undergone a deep clean, but that everything is operating as usual while keeping people as safe as possible.

A one-way system is now in place at Royal Mail offices.

A statement issued by Royal Mail added:

“We continue to adhere to social distancing measures aimed at offering further protection for our colleagues, such as keeping  two metres apart, wherever possible.

“Processes have been further reviewed to minimise the passing of work between colleagues. 

“In line with continued Health and Government guidance, we continue to advise colleagues that good hand hygiene is the first and most important line of defense.

“We have taken a number of measures and provided preventative guidance to our colleagues. This includes promoting regular hand washing with soap and water, provision of hand sanitiser, disposable gloves and face coverings – available to those who require them.

“We are keeping colleagues informed through a range of internal communications and local support.”

Royal Mail have remained operational throughout the pandemic, implementing several changes to ensure safe practice.

The delivery process has been reviewed, with workers using a contact-free delivery method and leaving parcels on doorsteps and in safe places to minimise contact with customers.

Public Health England have said that the risk of transmission via letters and parcels is relatively minimal.

They added that no additional precautions are necessary when handling post.

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