Greggs depot in Leeds closed after outbreak of COVID-19

A distribution center for the bakery giant, Greggs, has been forced to close temporarily after a number of it’s staff tested positive for the corona virus.

The depot is now undergoing a huge deep-clean. A spokesperson for Greggs told the Standard that “less than 20” people had tested positive there, although the track and trace system is still in use so the figure could be slightly higher.

Greggs CEO, Roger Whiteside, said in a statement that “immediate action was taken upon the discovery” and those staff that will now have to self isolate will receive full pay.

Leeds City Council’s deputy director of Public Health, Lucy Jackson, said that “a number of staff recently tested positive for COVID-19 at Greggs’ distribution depot in Leeds”. She praised Greggs for doing the contact tracing and further testing which discovered more staff had been infected. She added that her public health department are quite happy that these steps are being taken to minimize any further spread of infection.

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