Coronavirus: Hereford KFC staff told to self-isolate

NINE staff members at Hereford’s KFC are self-isolating after one of their colleagues tested positive for coronavirus.

The fast food chain said it is doing all it can to support staff affected by coronavirus.

While restaurants are closed during England’s third national lockdown, they can still offer a takeaway, delivery and drive-thru service, such as the KFC in Hereford.

A KFC spokesperson said: “One team member at our KFC Commercial Road restaurant in Hereford tested positive for coronavirus on January 24, and it goes without saying we’re wishing them a full and speedy recovery.

“As a result, nine other team members are now self-isolating as a precaution and we are doing all we can to support them at this time.

“All of the measures we introduced last year remain firmly in place and we’re following all necessary steps to maintain a safe, clean environment for both our teams and fans.”

The current rules from the government mean the workers will be self-isolating for 10 days.

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The chicken restaurant, close to the city’s train station, had previously confirmed a coronavirus case among workers in November.

At the time a spokesperson said strict social distancing measures were being followed and the chain was “taking every precaution”.

The spokesperson added and it was “following all the necessary guidance to maintain a safe, clean environment” and the “top priority” was making sure restaurants operate responsibly.

Latest Public Health England figures show that 5,702 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 by 9am on Monday (January 25) in Herefordshire, up from 5,528 the same time on Friday.

Hereford Times