Update on the Evesham Vale Growers COVID-19 Outbreak

Kath Cobain Smiling head and shoulders Published Tuesday, 11th August 2020

Media statement on behalf of Dr Kathryn Cobain, Director of Public Health on the Evesham Vale Growers Outbreak.

Media statement on behalf of Dr Kathryn Cobain, Director of Public Health:

“Worcestershire County Council continues to work with Public Health England (PHE) Midlands to support Evesham Vale Growers Limited, at Blackminster near Evesham, following an outbreak of COVID-19 among their workforce.

Key workers at EVG were re-swabbed on Friday 7th August. This is a routine practice, at the end of the 14 day isolation period to check if there are any new cases in the incubation period.

All of those tested received negative results.

Workers will start to return to work under guidance from Public Health. Alongside existing measures, EVG have introduced additional stringent practices in the workplace and for those living on site, to ensure they can live and work in a COVID secure environment.

We would like to thank the management and staff at EVG for working with us to quickly contain and manage the outbreak, which has now allowed staff and the business to begin to return to normal.“