Coronavirus outbreak at Liversedge factory

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Eight members of staff at Highgrove Beds have tested positive.

Kirklees Council have confirmed a further outbreak of coronavirus at a factory in the district.

The authority say themselves, the Health and Safety Executive and Public Health England are working with Highgrove Beds in Liversedge, after eight members of its factory staff tested positive for Covid-19.

High Grove Beds, which the council say presented high standards of infection control procedures and practices at an inspection last week, have taken the decision to cease production as a safety precaution and will reopen when safe to do so.

All staff will now to be offered tests, with a Mobile Testing Unit being set up on-site.

The company are also working closely with Kirklees Council and Public Health England so those who have tested positive can be followed up by the NHS Test and Trace programme and self-isolate.

Kirklees Council say the risk to residents from this outbreak is very low, but say everyone in the district should continue to socially distance, wash hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water and get tested if they have symptoms. You can find all the latest advice on staying safe during the pandemic here.

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