Public Health information for workers at the 2 Sisters factory, Coupar Angus

Wednesday 19 August 2020

A number of workers at the 2 sisters factory have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past few days.

 

These positive tests have resulted in teams from NHS Tayside, Perth & Kinross Council and Public Health Scotland reviewing the arrangements at the factory to make sure all health and safety measures are taken to prevent the spread of the infection.

 

The specialist teams have taken a number of decisions to keep everyone safe:

 

  1. All workers should self-isolate for 14 days. This means you do not leave your home because you have or might have coronavirus. You must stay at home until 31 August 2020.

    Do not go to work, school, shops or any other public places.

    Do not use public transport.
    Do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or ask someone to bring it to your home.
    Do not have visitors in your home.
    Do not go out to exercise.

    YOU ARE ALLOWED TO LEAVE YOUR HOME TO TAKE A COVID-19 TEST
  1. All workers should take a test for COVID-19. Arrangements have been made for you to have your test at the factory site over the coming days. 2 Sisters will let you know how you can access a test at the site.
  1. If possible, travel to the site by walking, cycling or driving. If at all possible, do not share a car with anyone you do not live with. If you do have to share, please ensure you wear face coverings during the journey, keep windows open and sit as far apart as possible.
  1. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you need to be tested, even if you have already been tested and the result was negative. Symptoms of coronavirus are:
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a high temperature or fever
  • loss of, or a change, in your sense of smell or taste.

    You can book a test if you develop any of these symptoms by going to nhsinform.scot/test-and-protect or calling 0800 028 2816 if you are unable to access the online service.

 

NHS Tayside Health Protection Team
18 August 2020