B&M cleans store after employee tests positive for coronavirus

A B&M store has undergone a deep clean after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus.

A spokesperson from the store, based on Edge Lane, said the staff member had not been in the store for 72 hours prior to testing positive for the virus and was self isolating at home.

The decision to clean the store was done as part of a "regular enhanced cleaning schedule" which is in place across the estate, as ongoing precautionary measures.

According to a member of the public who asked to remain anonymous, other staff working at the store were not informed that someone had tested positive for the virus.

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They said: "No one was told anything about it or whether the store had been cleaned afterwards.

"The person was only off work for seven days."

In a statement sent to the ECHO today, a B&M spokesperson said: "A colleague has regrettably been tested positive for Covid19 and has been self-isolating in accordance with government guidelines.

"However, the colleague had NOT been in the store or on shift in the 72 hours prior to the test.

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"However, as ongoing precautionary measures across our estate, we have a regular enhanced cleaning schedule in store.”

It comes after B&Q on Link Road in Wallasey shut immediately on Tuesday, after a member of its staff tested positive for coronavirus.

The store closed yesterday afternoon so it could undergo a deep clean, which the store described as a "precautionary measure".

The store has since been reopened today, June 3.