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Dalkeith WHSmith and Post Office shuts for deep clean after virus case

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Dalkeith WHSmith and Post Office shuts for deep clean after virus case

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https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/ed ... t-19886372

A staff member at the store tested positive for coroanvirus last week with bosses shutting the store on Friday as a result

A WHSmith and Post Office in Dalkeith was forced to close for a deep clean after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus.

The stationary retailer confirmed to Edinburgh Live that the store on the town's High Street was shut to customers on Friday.

The store comprises a WHSmith with Post Office counter inside. This counter is run and managed by WHSmith under a franchise agreement.

With post offices essential services the Midlothian store has been allowed to remain open throughout lockdown.

However bosses were forced to shut for a day last week following the coronavirus case. They say the individual is self isolating while allow NHS test and trace guidelines have been followed in order to identify close contacts. All other store colleagues identified as contacts are isolating


A spokesperson for WHSmith said: “We can confirm that a colleague in our Dalkeith store has, regrettably, tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently self-isolating. The store is operating with strict measures in place to ensure the safety of all our colleagues and customers, which has included an additional deep clean whilst the store was closed on Friday.

"The health and wellbeing of our colleagues and customers remains our key priority, and we have followed guidelines from NHS test and trace for identifying any other store colleagues that should self-isolate.”
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