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EasyJet confirm passenger who flew into Gatwick has since been diagnosed with coronavirus

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The airline was notified by the public health authority that a customer who flew on one of their flights into the UK has since been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

All passengers who were on the flight from Geneva are now being contacted with guidance on what to do if they experience any symptoms.

The flight was EZS8481 from Geneva to London Gatwick on the 28th January.

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EasyJet say that as the customer was not experiencing any symptoms that the risk to others on board the flight is very low.

They have also said that all of the crew who operated that flight have been advised to monitor themselves for a 14-day period since the flight in line with Public Helth England advice.

The full statement reads:

“EasyJet has been notified by the public health authority that a customer who had recently travelled on one of its flights has since been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Public Health England is contacting all passengers who were seated in the vicinity of the customer on flight EZS8481 from Geneva to London Gatwick on 28 January to provide guidance in line with procedures.

As the customer was not experiencing any symptoms, the risk to others on board the flight is very low.

We remain in contact with the public health authorities and are following their guidance.

The health and well-being of our passengers and crew is the airline’s highest priority.

All of the crew who operated have been advised to monitor themselves for a 14-day period since the flight in line with Public Health England advice. Note this happened 12 days ago and none are displaying any symptoms.”

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BREAKING NEWS: Risk of redundancies at Crawley’s Tesco Extra as company adapts in-house bakeries

1,816 bakery staff are being put at risk of redundancy across the country.

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Tesco has announced that they are making changes to their large in-store bakeries as a result of what they is a ‘shift in customer tastes and preferences’.

They say that from May changes to the bakeries will include:

  • Altering space and range to cater to changing customer demand, including the increase in alternatives to traditional loaves
  • Continue to offer scratch baking in 257 stores but make some changes to other bakeries. In 201 stores the most popular products will continue to be baked from scratch with other products moving to part-baked. And in 58 stores they are converting the bakery to full bake-off where all products are delivered pre-prepared, then baked and finished in store.
  • Improve the customer experience by investing and continuing to roll out new, up-to-date fixtures as well as growing our regional bakery ranges in partnership with small local suppliers.  

Tesco’s added:

“Due to some stores doing less scratch baking, as well as the simplified routines these changes will bring, we will unfortunately need fewer colleagues to work in these areas.

As a result, there are 1,816 bakery colleagues being put at risk of redundancy. At this difficult time, our priority will be to support those colleagues impacted, including finding an alternative role from the many thousands of vacancies we will have available across our store networks between now and May, for those who wish to stay with us.”

Jason Tarry, UK & ROI CEO, said:

“We need to adapt to changing customer demand and tastes for bakery products so that we continue to offer customers a market-leading bakery range in store. We know this will be very difficult for colleagues who are impacted, and our priority is to support them through this process. We hope that many will choose to stay with us in alternative roles.”

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