A second worker at Amazon’s distribution centre in Fife has tested positive for covid-19.
The company confirmed another employee had contracted the virus, the second of its 1,000 strong workforce at the Dunfermline Fulfillment Centre to do so in less than two weeks.
A spokesperson for Amazon, said: “We are supporting the individual who is now in quarantine.
“Since the early days of this situation, we have worked closely with local authorities to proactively respond, ensuring we continue to serve customers while taking care of our associates and we’re following all guidelines from local officials about the operations of our buildings.
“We have implemented proactive measures at our facilities to protect employees including increased cleaning at all facilities, maintaining social distance in the fulfillment centre, and adding distance between drivers and customers when making deliveries.”
The company said its priority was to ensure the health and safety of employees and it had made more than 150 process updates including enhanced cleaning and social distancing measures.
Personal protective gear is also being distributed to employees while temperature checks are also being conducted to all those arriving at the site.