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Haribo confirms that 300 employees have isolated themselves after Covid-19 flash factory in West Yorkshire

Haribo has confirmed that 300 members of staff are self-isolating at a factory in West Yorkshire after a number of employees tested positive.

In total 30 employees who work at the factory in Pontefract have tested positive for Covid-19.

All members of staff who came into contact with infected workers are now having to self-isolate reports Mirror Online.

In a statement, the company said it had gone “above and beyond” the Government’s guidance.

However, it is now the second outbreak at the Haribo site in as many weeks.

“We can confirm that there is a cluster of cases, with 30 colleagues testing positive for Covid-19 at our Pontefract site.

“Each individual and those that have been in close contact are now self-isolating.

“We continue to work with the Environmental Health Office and Public Health England.

“Both have been notified and have confirmed that the processes, controls, and measures we have in place are more than satisfactory.

“As a business, we continue to go above and beyond the Government’s guidance and follow strict internal standards around the health, safety and well-being of our colleagues, which is our top priority.”

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