Haribo confirms Covid-19 outbreak

Sweets manufacturer Haribo has confirmed an outbreak of Covid-19 at its Pontefract site.

Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 8:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 8:12 am
Haribo on Front Street.

The company says 10 people have tested positive at its Front Street factory site and that Public Health England (PHE) has been notified.

A spokesperson from Haribo said: "PHE has confirmed that the processes, controls and measures that we have in place are more than satisfactory.

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

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"As a business we have consistently gone above and beyond the guidance set by the Government and follow strict internal standards around the health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, which is our top priority."

The company said that it operates its own track and trace system and that strict social distancing measures are in place.

They added: "Everyone who can work from home is doing so and all colleagues and all visitors have their temperature checked before accessing our sites. We continue to enforce robust measures throughout our business."