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Coronavirus: Brighton Royal Mail Worker Tests Positive

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A worker at the Brighton Delivery Office is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

Royal Mail confirmed today (Friday 16) that the individual is recuperating at home, and the office has gone through an intensive clean.

The postal service said it takes the health and safety of its colleagues, customers and local communities very seriously.

The delivery office in North Road is now operating as normal.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said:

"Recently a colleague tested positive for coronavirus.

"They are now recuperating at home and we wish them a speedy recovery.

"We have carried out an intensive clean of the site and have organised additional cleaning of key touch points and all communal areas.

"We are keeping the CWU and colleagues updated.

"We are currently processing mail as normal at our Brighton Delivery Office, and the office is open as normal."

The courier company put a number of measures in force at the beginning of the pandemic to reduce risk of infection.

The spokesperson reiterated:

"Throughout this crisis, every decision we make puts the health of our people and customers first.

"We have put in place a range of preventive measures to protect both our customers and our colleagues.

"We were the first UK company to put in place social-distancing measures in relation to parcel delivery.

"We pioneered contact-free delivery. We are temporarily not handing over our hand-held devices to customers to capture signatures.

"As well as encouraging good hand hygiene, standard ways of working have been revised to ensure that colleagues maintain appropriate social distancing at all times.

"All staff have been briefed about the social distancing measures jointly agreed by local management and the CWU.

This has been supplemented with visible reminders such as posters and one-way floor markings”.

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