Euro Garages forced to close head office in Lancashire after coronavirus outbreak

Euro Garages has shut its headquarters in Lancashire after five employees tested positive for Covid-19.

Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 6:57 pm

Euro Garages - one of Lancashire's biggest companies - has shut its headquarters after five employees tested positive for coronavirus.

An employee tested positive positive for the virus last week, resulting in the company closing its head office and shared service centre on Haslingden Road, Blackburn.

Four more employees have tested positive since going into self-isolation at home, forcing bosses to close down the two sites until further notice in a bid to contain the spread of the virus.

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Euro Garages has shut its headquarters inBlackburn after fiveemployees tested positive for coronavirus.

All staff at the firm will start working from home once again, following a phased introduction back into office working after the peak of the outbreak.

Stuart Jones, Group Safety Manager, EG Group, said: "The health of our colleagues, supply chain and customers has been and remains our utmost priority.

"The employees who have tested positive were based in one of our offices and our retail network remains unaffected and we are still open to serve local communities across the United Kingdom.

"Our sincere prayers and thoughts are also with those affected by Covid-19."

Bosses have confirmed a deep clean of the affected office has already been undertaken and relevant support will be provided for those diagnosed with the virus.

A small number of staff will be allowed to attend the office to fulfil critical on-site roles in pre-designated safe zones.

Euro Garages, which is owned by multi-millionaire Blackburn brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa, had reportedly already invested around a million pounds in PPE measures and remote working technologies before the outbreak.

This included the installation of perspex screens between desks, masks distributed to all staff, making hand sanitisers and wipes available throughout the building, the implementation of one-way access between floors and suitable signage to enforce social distancing.

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