FIFTY workers at Moy Park’s Anwick poultry processing site have tested positive for coronavirus.

The firm said that the affected staff were self-isolating on full pay and that measures put in place at the plant made further spread unlikely.

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The site, which is a primary poultry facility, employs 2,400 people.

A spokesperson at Moy Park said: “Our continued focus is the safety of our staff. Those affected have been self-isolating on full pay in line with our COVID sick pay scheme, and we are in regular contact with them to ensure they have the support they require.

“As coronavirus has spread across the communities in which we live, we are doing all that we can to help keep the virus out of our facilities and help prevent its spread.

Safeguarding

“We strictly follow all safeguarding procedures across our sites, such as enhanced cleaning and hygiene regimes, thermal temperature scanning, one-way systems, Perspex screens, additional PPE and social distancing measures.

“We continue to work closely with Public Health England and other government agencies, following their advice and protocols.”

Good systems

Derek Ward, Director of Public Health, Lincolnshire added: “We are working closely with Moy Park management, district councils and other agencies to help keep this situation firmly under control and prevent further cases amongst their workers.

“Moy Park management have good systems in place already and are very engaged in seeking advice from our health protection teams.”