Six firefighters get coronavirus in station outbreak

The key workers, from Springburn fire station, are isolating at home after testing positive for coronavirus.

Six firefighters have contracted coronavirus after an outbreak at a station in Glasgow.

The key workers, from Springburn fire station, tested positive for Covid-19 and are now isolating at home. 

The Scottish Fire and Rescue said the base had since been deep cleaned by a team of specialists and the station remained fully operational with the rest of the crew still responding to emergency callouts.

SFRS local senior officer for Glasgow, Roddie Keith said: “We are working hard to maintain an essential emergency service for communities during this pandemic whilst also ensuring the safety of our workforce.

“As part of this effort, we have robust arrangements in place for any staff who are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.

“This includes access to testing and I can confirm that six firefighters at Springburn Fire Station in Glasgow recently tested positive for the virus.

“All of our staff members who tested positive then followed national health guidance in relation to self-isolating. They continue to receive the full support of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.”

Mr Keith said residents could be “assured” a full service would be provided and that the matter had been reported to the Health an Safety

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