Monday, February 22, 2021


Tesco Ireland has confirmed that a “small number” of its staff at its Golden Island, Athlone, store have tested positive for Covid-19. The retailer said it was engaging with the HSE and following all appropriate public health advice

The store is located on the Westmeath side of Athlone.

In a statement to this paper this afternoon, a spokesperson said: “The safety of our colleagues and customers is our number one priority. We can confirm that a small number of our colleagues at our Golden Island store have tested positive for Covid-19. We are fully engaged with the HSE and have followed all appropriate public health advice.

We provide face coverings to all colleagues, and continue to emphasise that physical distancing, respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene are the most important actions to protect everyone against the spread of COVID-19.

We have extensive measures across all of our stores to help keep everyone safe, including protective screens at every checkout, social distancing signage and regular cleaning. We will not be providing information about individual colleagues.”

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