HEALTH officials have reassured residents after two coronavirus cases were confirmed at a Tesco store yesterday.

Bracknell Forest Council has released a statement on behalf of Public Health England following two staff members testing positive for Covid-19 at the Tesco Superstore in Martins Heron, Bracknell.

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Specialists said people should "go about their normal business" and the "risk to the wider public is minimal".

Dr Conall Watson, consultant in Health Protection at PHE South East, said: “We are working closely with Tesco and Bracknell Forest Council and NHS partners to provide public health advice and help prevent the spread of the virus. Having assessed the available evidence around these case we have concluded that the risk to the wider public is minimal and people should go about their normal business but continue to pay attention to public health guidance and any in-store instructions to help keep everyone safe and well.

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“Workplaces are following national guidance and ensure that anyone with symptoms self isolates for 7 days, and their household members isolate for 14 days. Close contacts of confirmed cases are asked to self-isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms, to avoid unknowingly spreading the virus.

“Employers have been asked to take certain measures to help reduce the spread of the virus, including ensuring staff can maintain 2m social distancing wherever possible, employees wash their hands more often than usual for 20 seconds with soap

and water and frequently touched surfaces are cleaned regularly.”

PHE said if anyone does develop symptoms, which includes a continuous cough, high temperature, or loss or change to their sense of taste or smell - they should self isolate and arrange a test.