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Sellafield worker ‘self-isolating’ with suspected Coronavirus

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Sellafield Ltd has today confirmed that a worker at the West Cumbria site is self-isolating with suspected Coronavirus, yesterday they confirmed another worker had tested positive.

A Sellafield Ltd spokesman said: “We recently confirmed that a Sellafield Ltd employee working at the Sellafield site had been diagnosed with Covid-19. The employee followed NHS advice and is in self-isolation.

“We can also confirm that a second Sellafield Ltd employee with suspected Covid-19 is self-isolating.

“It is highly likely that more of our employees and contractors will have to self-isolate in the coming weeks.

“We remain in close contact with Public Health England and will continue to follow their advice to protect our people, while maintaining our focus on the safety and security of the Sellafield site.

“Some areas of our business are beginning to trial home-working, and we have changed our advice on travel and meeting attendance. Further changes are likely as the situation is fast-moving.

“We will be updating our internal and external communications channels regularly to provide the most up-to-date information and advice for employees, contractors and other stakeholders.

“All employees have been and are urged to follow the official guidance from Public Health England and the Department of Health at nhs.uk/coronavirus.

“We will not comment further on individual cases.”

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