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Positive tests at Hinkley C all asymptomatic

A TOTAL of 30 employees – all asymptomatic – tested positive for coronavirus at Hinkley Point C last week.

The figures come after an extensive testing programme was introduced with about 1,000 tests a week being carried out.

A spokesperson said the rate of Covid cases at the site was lower than the trends being seen among the general public.

Rob Jordan, HPC Construction Director, said: “Last week we found 30 positive results from over 1,000 tests at site, each asymptomatic. Importantly, this means workers who were not showing symptoms are now aware and self-isolating.

“Our track and trace measures have identified close contacts who are also self-isolating in line with government requirements. This shows that the system is working exactly as it was designed to.

“In addition to the 16 full-time technicians working on testing, we have a further 24 people employed as ‘Covid Champions’ helping workers display the correct behaviours to minimise risk of infection.

“We continue to review and adapt our arrangements to keep us a Covid-secure place to work.”

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