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Clarks store in Cheshire closed while staff member is tested for suspected coronavirus

The shop has been closed since Friday and the employee is in self-quarantine. Credit: MEN Media/Cheshire Live

A Clarks shop in Nantwich, Cheshire, is currently closed because a staff member is being tested for suspected coronavirus.

A spokesman for the company told CheshireLive today (Monday) it was not sure when the shoe shop on High Street would re-open "because the staff member has not had the results back yet".

The shop has been closed since Friday and the employee is in self-quarantine.

A notice in the window says the shop is closed "due to unforeseen circumstances".

A statement released by Clarks said:

We can confirm that Clarks is currently taking advice from Public Health England regarding an individual at our Nantwich store.

“The employee in question has been tested for coronavirus, and is now in self-quarantine following advice from Public Health England as we await their test results.

“We are currently being guided by Public Health England on the actions to take and our priority remains to protect the welfare of all Clarks staff, our customers and the public.

“As a business we have introduced many measures to protect both public and staff safety both in line with and in addition to current government advice.

“Our Nantwich store is currently closed. We are unable to share any further details at this time.”

– Clarks statement
The Department of Health said 3,109 tests have been carried out in the UK so far, with nine positive results. Credit: ITV News

The Department of Health said 3,109 tests have been carried out in the UK so far, with nine positive results.

There is no suggestion at this stage the employee in Nantwich has contracted the virus.

UPDATE: Please note this store is now closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

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