Covid-19 outbreak at fruit and veg plant 'under control' says county - The Redditch Standard

Covid-19 outbreak at fruit and veg plant 'under control' says county

Correspondent 21st Aug, 2020   0

THE recent Covid-19 outbreak at Evesham Vale Growers is now under control, say county health officials.

During the outbreak, a total of 30 cases were confirmed. However, the business has not seen a new case of Covid-19 for two weeks.

“EVG have worked hard in cooperation with several agencies to control the recent outbreak” said Dr Kathryn Cobain, Worcestershire’s Director of Public Health.

“Their response to the outbreak including the measures put in place and support they gave staff was vital to help stop the virus spreading further.

“Covid-19 has not gone away, and it is important that we all continue to wash our hands regularly, wear face coverings where necessary, and keep our distance.”

A spokesperson for Evesham Vale Growers said: “Our priority has always been to protect our staff. We are reassured that the measures have worked in controlling the spread of the virus.”

Production at the food packing site is starting to pick up to previous levels as the keyworkers return to work, distributing produce nationwide.

Throughout the outbreak it has been stressed by the Food Standards Agency and Public Health England that food produced on the site is unaffected and remains safe to eat.


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