Staff member at East Sussex fire station tests positive for coronavirus

Staff at a fire station in East Sussex are isolating after one person tested positive for Covid-19.

Saturday, 5th September 2020, 11:55 am

A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue confirmed a ‘very small number of staff’ at one of its fire stations are taking precautionary measures after one member of staff had a positive test for Covid 19.

She added: “Tests on other individuals have been negative.

“We have followed Government advice on tracking contacts, including members of the public such as family and friends of the individual.”

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The fire service is not identifying which station the case is at to protect the individuals’ privacy.

The spokesman said: “The service has robust measures in place to reduce the chances of Covid-19 spreading in the workplace and at emergencies, and to react quickly when a case emerges.

“We continue to respond to 999 calls and our operational resilience is not affected.”