April 20, 2021

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UK coronavirus live: outbreak at M&S sandwich supplier; trial of new contact-tracing app starts

Outbreak affects nearly 300 people at Northampton factory; app to be trialled on Isle of...

Outbreak affects nearly 300 people at Northampton factory; app to be trialled on Isle of Wight and in Newham; NHS England wait lists longest ever

6.41pm BST

In case you missed it, here are the statements from Greencore and Northamptonshire county council in relation to the Covid-19 outbreak at the sandwich factory.

A Greencore spokesperson said:

As a result of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the Northampton area, we took the decision to start proactively testing all of the colleagues at our Northampton site. We can confirm that a significant number of colleagues have tested positive for the virus and are now self-isolating.

We are liaising closely with PHE East Midlands, Northamptonshire county council and Northampton borough council, who are fully supportive of the controls that we have on site. In each case we have immediately conducted contact tracing and instructed potentially affected colleagues to self-isolate.

We are working with colleagues at Greencore in Northampton after the discovery of an outbreak of Covid-19 in the workplace. Public Health England Midlands have been providing support to colleagues at Greencore in managing the outbreak.

This has been supplemented by support from the local Infection Prevention and Control team and Northampton borough council’s environmental health colleagues. It is evident that Greencore has highly effective measures in place and they continue to work extremely hard to exceed the requirements needed to be Covid-19 secure within the workplace.

6.08pm BST

No Covid-19 updates today due to technical difficulties, says Public Health England.

Owing to technical difficulties with data processing, the England and UK cases and tests data is not expected to be updated today.

The #COVID19 data dashboard is available here: https://t.co/XhspoyTG79

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