FIVE members of staff at MH Joinery in Bridgwater have tested positive for coronavirus and several others are self-isolating.
The company say they have only had four people self-isolate since the start of the pandemic so the sudden increase is a “cause for concern”.
A spokesperson said yesterday: “All four of these previous cases came from outside sources. In two of these cases, members of team of the infected employee were told to isolate for ten days. And fortunately no further infections arose.
“We carry out temperature checks on production staff and we have just introduced flow testing in line with the government guidelines.
“We had a little difficulty obtaining test kits initially but we are getting there now.”
There are more than 100 employees at MH Joinery. The company specialises in the manufacture of tailor-made, timber sliding sash windows, casements, external doors and staircases.