A Starbucks staff member in Essex tested positive for the Covid-19.
The main coffee chain has confirmed that an employee of the High Street branch of South-on-Sea in Essex was infected with the virus and is now isolating himself.
The store was closed immediately and a deep cleaning arrangement was made in addition to the official protocol.
Every other member working in close contact with the affected employee has now been asked to self-isolate, and a new team has been brought in to run the store.
The branch was reopened yesterday (November) and all those who showed signs of Covid-19, or who identified it, were told not to work.
A Starbucks spokesperson said: “Since one of our colleagues (employees) was working in a Starbucks store operated by 23.5 degrees, tested positive for the Covid-19, with which everyone who was in close contact was contacted and isolated. Was called for “.
“As an extra precaution outside of official protocol, we immediately closed the store and thoroughly cleaned it.
“We reopened the store in the vicinity from November, a group of partners from nearby stores who did not keep in touch with this partner.
“Our biggest priority is the safety of our partners (employees) and customers and we continue to follow the guidelines of both the government and the health authorities to keep everyone in our stores safe.
“No partners are allowed to work unless they believe they have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been diagnosed.”