Staff also questioned why the office had remained open after two of their coworkers tested positive for the coronavirus, the Sunday Times reported. The employees claim they were originally told that the building would be shut for 72 hours if there was a positive case of Covid-19, but in this instance were only moved to a different floor while deep cleaning was carried out.
“But considering some of the most sensitive content can’t be reviewed from home, we’ve begun allowing reviewers back into some of our sites as government guidance has permitted,” a spokesperson said, adding that the company prioritizes the health and safety of employees.
Covalen told CNN Business that it has “extensive health and safety procedures in place,” which include strict physical distancing, staggered shifts to allow for deep cleaning, and the regular cleaning of desks and other surfaces that are touched regularly.
If an employee reports Covid-19 symptoms or has been in close contact with an employee who has tested positive “they are informed, isolated onsite, provided with private transport home and advised to contact their GP,” the company said in a statement. “We are also providing transfers to and from the office so employees do not need to take public transport.”