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B&Q Store Closes As Staff Member Tests Positive For COVID-19

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A B&Q store in Liverpool closed yesterday afternoon when it was discovered that a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19.

The Liverpool Echo reported that customers in the Link Road, Wallasey, store were asked to leave immediately upon the discovery, and its doors remained closed for the rest of the day. 

The store is expected to reopen today following a deep clean.

A B&Q spokesperson told the Liverpool Echo: "We can confirm that our Wallasey store is temporarily closed following a team member receiving a positive (Covid 19) test result.

"Closing the store for deep cleaning is a precautionary measure and goes beyond government advice."

Following the announcement of the UK lockdown on 23rd March, B&Q temporarily closed its stores as it worked out how to adapt the business to meet its obligations as an essential retailer, while keeping colleagues safe and continuing to meet customers’ needs.

B&Q began reopening its stores on 20th April and had opened the doors to 155 stores by 24th April.  All 288 stores were open by May 9th.  

Source : Insight DIY Team and Liverpool Echo

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03 June 2020

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