Young’s confirms 42 cases of Covid-19 across Grimsby

Young's Seafood Grimsby Covid

Young’s confirms 42 cases of Covid-19 across Grimsby

One of Grimsby’s largest private employers has more than 40 of its workers isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

Young’s Seafood confirmed 42 people across its eight sites in the town were affected.

A spokesperson said: “The Grimsby community has seen a significant increase in positive cases over the past eight weeks.

“Out of our 2,500 employees across eight sites in Grimsby, 42 of our workers are presently isolating having tested positive for Covid-19, with most arising from family or community contact.

“We have been in regular liaison with Public Health England and have invested heavily and acted swiftly to prevent transmission within our facilities. All employees identified as having close contact with the affected individuals have been sent home to self-isolate.”

They added: “We are continuing to follow government guidelines and doing everything possible to protect our people and the wider general public at this time.

“Like all food manufacturing businesses, we have strict hygiene controls in place across all of our sites. In addition, all our teams wear protective clothing and wash and sanitise their hands frequently throughout the day.”

Grimsby has been home to Young’s for more than 50 years.

Young’s is led from Ross House, a landmark building on Grimsby’s fish docks.

Photo: Ian S, Geograph

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