Staff at NTUC FairPrice Woodlands Ave 1 store tests positive for Covid-19

All other staff at the store have been placed on a leave of absence, and will undergo Covid-19 swab tests.

Ashley Tan | May 18, 2021, 08:33 PM

NTUC FairPrice has temporarily closed one of its outlets in Woodlands after a staff member who works there tested positive for Covid-19.

All other staff at the outlet to go for swab tests

FairPrice revealed in a Facebook post on May 18 that the staff member from its Woodlands Ave 1 outlet was diagnosed with Covid-19 on May 18.

The staff had already received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination earlier this year.

Since the diagnosis, the staff has been quarantined, and is currently seeking treatment at a medical facility.

FairPrice said that it is providing the necessary assistance to the staff and her family.

All other staff at the store have also been placed on a leave of absence, and will undergo Covid-19 swab tests.

In order to safeguard the wellbeing of patrons and deep clean the area, the affected FairPrice outlet, located at Champions Court, will be closed on May 18 and May 19.

The outlet will reopen on May 20.

In the meantime, shoppers can visit other FairPrice outlets nearby at the Woodlands Civic Centre, The Woodgrove and 888 Plaza.

FairPrice apologises for any inconvenience caused. It added that more information will be provided as they become available.

You can read FairPrice's full post here.

Earlier today, Catholic High School has informed parents and guardians that a Primary 2 student was tested positive for Covid-19 as well.

He is linked to a previous case who attended the same tuition centre, Learning Point.

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