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Four Butlin's workers test positive for Covid at Skegness holiday park as staff fear visitors could be at risk

FOUR Butlin’s workers have tested positive for coronavirus at Skegness holiday park.

Staff at the resort now fear visitors could be at risk while it stays open.

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An employee of the Lincolnshire venue, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Daily Mail that they feared the safety of the staff and that the guests were under threat.

However, a spokesman for Butlin's said all the venues have been subject to “robust and frequent” cleaning routines.

The company added: “'We can confirm that four team members have tested positive for coronavirus at our Skegness resort.

“We took immediate steps to isolate them upon symptoms being reported, in line with government guidance and our Covid safe protocols.

“We have fully complied with all the necessary NHS Test and protocol procedures and in line with track and trace requirements, we have also isolated a number of our team they could have come into contact with.

“We have had no further cases reported and the venues have been subject to robust and frequent cleaning routines.

“The safety and welfare of our team and guests is of the utmost importance to us and we'd like to reassure all guests that we have strict protocols covering hygiene, social distancing and PPE firmly in place to protect both our guests and team.”

Butlin’s was forced to push back their reopening date in July after blaming the government for its “lack of clarity” on the safety guidelines.

The holiday parks were due to open on July 16  following the easing of lockdown measures however the date was pushed forward.

Last month it emerged that Butlin’s had not told up to 1,000 members of staff if they would keep their jobs when the furlough scheme ended.

The BBC reported that a document was sent to staff that suggested employees to take their paid holiday or any unpaid leave.

Butlin's have been contacted for comment.

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