McDonald’s deep-cleaned after workers test positive for coronavirus

A McDonald's restaurant confirmed two members of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

The fast-food chain confirmed the outbreak yesterday after discovering the workers had contracted the deadly bug.

As a precaution, the restaurant in Wales was deep-cleaned and all staff were contacted about the outbreak, which occurred at the Cliff Road branch, Blackwood.

Two staff members who tested positive for the bug were asked to self-isolate, reports Wales Online.

A spokesman for McDonald's said: "Last week two employees at our Blackwood restaurant self-isolated having tested positive for Covid-19. As a precautionary measure the restaurant was deep-cleaned by an external cleaning company and all employees were contacted.

"We have a number of safety measures in place to help keep our people safe including temperature checks at the start of each shift, face coverings, regular hand-washing, and the use of hand sanitiser."

Last week it was reported staff at two McDonald’s tested positive for the coronavirus, with both chains still open.

Both affected branches are in Birmingham – Bordesley Green, off Belchers Lane, and the Yardley eatery on Coventry Road.

Two employees were told to self-isolate for 14 days and both restaurants have been deep cleaned.

A source told Birmingham Live: “I was told that staff members have Covid at these restaurants and have been asked to quarantine.

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"One of them – I'm not sure which – had worked two shifts before finding out they were positive.

“So there may be a risk that the virus has been passed on. I’ve not been told anything else since so assuming no one has got it."

A McDonald's spokesman confirmed: “Last month one employee at our Bordesley Green restaurant self-isolated, having tested positive for Covid-19.

"As a precautionary measure the restaurant was deep cleaned and all employees were contacted.

"Last week one employee at our Yardley restaurant self-isolated, having tested positive for Covid-19, and again as a precautionary measure the restaurant was deep cleaned and all employees were informed.

"We have a number of safety measures in place to help keep our people safe, including temperature checks at the start of each shift, face coverings, regular hand washing and the use of hand sanitiser."

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