Bath Chronicle

A deep clean as mail man tests pos­i­tive

- Business · Bath · Royal Mail

One worker at Bath’s Royal Mail de­liv­ery of­fice has tested pos­i­tive for coro­n­avirus.

Royal Mail con­firmed on Mon­day that it had un­der­taken an ex­ten­sive clean of the build­ing.

It also con­firmed that the of­fice in cen­tral Bath was work­ing as nor­mal.

A Royal Mail spokesper­son said: “Royal Mail takes the health and safety of its col­leagues, its cus­tomers and the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties in which we op­er­ate very se­ri­ously.

“One of our col­leagues re­cently tested pos­i­tive for coro­n­avirus at the Bath De­liv­ery Of­fice. He is now re­cu­per­at­ing at home and we wish him a speedy re­cov­ery. We have car­ried out an in­ten­sive clean of the build­ing. The of­fice is op­er­at­ing as nor­mal.”

The spokesper­son added: “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 stay two me­tres apart at all times.

“In ad­di­tion we have moved to a one per­son per van de­liv­ery model. 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.”

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