Six staff at Glasgow KFC branch tested positive for Covid-19 forcing two-week closure


A Glasgow KFC restaurant has been forced to close after six staff members tested positive for the coronavirus. The Pollokshaws Road fast food restaurant will be closed for two weeks after the discovery of half a dozen confirmed cases.

All infected staff are currently self-isolating at home and bosses say they have been in ‘close contact’ with the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

McDonald’s Helen Street branch has also been affected by coronavirus

Management has decided to close the branch for a fortnight as a safety measure, reports Glasgow Live.

A KFC spokesperson said: “Six team members from our restaurant Pollokshaws have tested positive for the coronavirus.

“They are currently self-isolating at home, following government guidelines – and it goes without saying that we wish them a full and speedy recovery.

“We have been in close contact with the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Public Health Protection Unit and have made the decision to close the restaurant for two weeks as a precaution.

“We are doing everything we can to support our teams at this time and continue to work closely with local authorities to ensure we only reopen our restaurant when it is safe for customers and team members. . “

Meanwhile, a Glasgow branch of McDonald’s underwent a deep clean after a staff member was also discovered to have the bug.

Helen Street restaurant Govan tested positive last week, resulting in a short restaurant closure.

McDonald’s spokesperson: “An employee at Govan Restaurant tested positive for COVID-19 last week and is now self-isolating.

“As soon as we were informed, the restaurant was thoroughly cleaned by an external cleaning company, and we contacted all of the restaurant employees.


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