TWO staff members have tested positive for coronavirus at a supermarket in Wokingham.

Tesco confirmed today that two colleagues from Tesco in Finchampstead Road tested positive for Covid-19.

A spokesman said the two colleagues who tested positive "have not worked in the store for over two weeks".

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They said that the store is adhering to social distancing measures with a 'one in, one out policy'.

A Tesco Spokesperson said: “The safety of our customers and colleagues is our top priority.

"We have introduced extensive measures across all of our stores to help keep everyone safe, including protective screens at every checkout, social distancing signage and regular deep cleaning.”

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Tesco also said that if a Tesco colleague show symptoms or tests positive for the virus, then they will immediately follow the Government guidelines around isolation and will be paid in full from their first day of absence.

It comes after two colleagues tested positive at the Tesco Superstore on Whitton Road last week.


The staff members were told to go home and self-isolate.

A statement followed from Dr Connall Watson from Public Health England South East, who 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 the case (at Martins Heron) 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 seven 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 two-metre 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.”