(CMR) One of the island’s largest supermarket chains, Foster’s, on Thursday (April 2) denied allegations that some employees at the establishment had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Fosters in a release said that it is aware of the rumours being circulated about some of its team members, at the airport location, having caught the deadly virus, but rubbished the allegations as “completely false”.
“Recently, a rumor has been circulating that team members at Foster’s Airport location have tested positive for COVID-19 and are still working. This rumor is unsubstantiated and completely false,” read the release.
“We take the health and safety of our team and community extremely seriously and would not knowingly put anyone at risk. To help ensure this, we’ve put the following policies in place,” added the release.
- Any team members who returned from leave overseas were asked to immediately self-quarantine for a period of two weeks before starting back at work.
- Any team member living with someone who was quarantined, was also asked to self-quarantine for two weeks.
- Any team member who does not feel well, is asked to stay home from work, and if they are presenting with flu-like symptoms, to call the HSA flu hotline or use the online self-assessment tool immediately.
- Elderly and immuno-compromised team members have been given the option to stay home during this time should they wish.
- All team members are required to wash their hands and sanitize their workstations frequently throughout the day.
Foster’s also used the opportunity to share some of the measures that the chain had implemented to keep team members and customers safe. According to Foster’s, the establishment has implemented social distancing measures, as well as, provided protective shields for each of its registers and customer service counters and have also issued protective face shields for its front-line staff.