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Coronavirus UK: B&Q evacuated after worker tests positive

B&Q is evacuated with shoppers told to leave IMMEDIATELY after bosses learn worker tested positive for Covid

  • B&Q closed a store after a member of its staff tested positive for coronavirus
  • A spokesperson for B&Q confirmed the store will now undergo deep cleaning
  • No other B&Q is believed to be affected by the results
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

B&Q has closed a major store after a member of its staff tested positive for coronavirus.

The store on Link Road in Wallasey, Merseyside, shut immediately this afternoon with all shoppers inside told to leave straight away.

In a statement, a spokesperson for B&Q confirmed the store will now undergo deep cleaning following the Covid-19 test result.

A B&Q spokesperson said: ‘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.’

A person in a hazmat suit in B&Q in Wallasey, Wirral this afternoon, which has been shut today after an employee tested positive for COVID 19

The Wallasey store will only be closed for the reminder of today and is due to reopen tomorrow morning as usual.

No other B&Q is believed to be affected by the results.

B&Q reopened stores last month with long queues often forming outside as homeowners stocked up on DIY products.  

As part of its social distancing measures, B&Q asks customers to consider shopping in the morning and late afternoon, when it is less busy, to avoid queuing.

The retailer also asks for no under 16s to ‘allow more shoppers in store at any one time’.

Customers are asked to have their shopping lists ready, so when they are asked what they need by door staff they can be directed to where the required items are.

The store on Link Road in Wallasey, Merseyside, shut immediately this afternoon with all shoppers inside told to leave straight away

B&Q store in Wallasey with notice after staff member tested positive for Covid-19

B&Q store in Wallasey with notice after staff member tested positive for Covid-19

The shops also have two metre floor markers to maintain distance.

Inside stores a number of services are closed to protect staff and customers such as kitchen and bathroom design, paint mixing, timber cutting and key cutting.

Other safety measures in place across B&Q stores include two metre floors markings and perspex screens at checkouts.

Staff are positioned around the store, inside and out, to remind everyone to stay safe and follow social distancing guidelines. 

In addition, due to the bulky nature of some of its products, B&Q allows shopping parties of two people so that they can self-serve larger items.

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