Staff at McDonald’s restaurant test positive for coronavirus

Staff at a branch of McDonald’s in Swansea have tested positive for coronavirus.

The fast food chain has confirmed that two employees based in the Cwmdu restaurant have tested positive for Covid-19.

A spokesman said that the branch on Cwmdu retail park, off Carmarthen Road, remains open after undergoing a thorough deep clean. He added that all staff had been fully updated with developments.

“Two employees from the same household who work at our Cwmdu restaurant in Swansea tested positive for Covid-19 and self isolated,” he said.

“The restaurant was deep cleaned by an external cleaning company the evening that the two employees had been notified of their test result; the restaurant team also reviewed any contact that the employees may have had with others working.

“The wellbeing of our people is an absolute priority, and all the restaurant employees were invited to a call to make them aware of the situation and reassure them.

“Since reopening in the summer, we have introduced a number of measures to help keep our people safe and we would always encourage any employee who has any concerns to discuss these with their manager.”

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The confirmation comes as Wales begins a 17-day long ‘fire break’.

The lockdown measure has been introduced in a bid to ease pressure on the NHS as numbers of positive cases of coronavirus in Wales continue to rise.

Welsh Government minister Lee Waters has already warned the emergency measure could be repeated in the new year while the wait for a vaccine against coronavirus continues.

WalesOnline – Swansea