ANOTHER shop in the Broadway has confirmed coronavirus cases after a staff member was sent home with symptoms.

The employee reportedly tested positive for the virus last Tuesday and led to a temporary store closure in order to do a deep clean of the unit.

It is the latest case to affect the centre since August, when Superdry temporarily closed with a case among staff.

Staff who were in contact with their colleague who tested positive for the virus are self-isolating and awaiting the results of a test, a source told the T&A.

In a statement, Card Factory said: "We take the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and customers extremely seriously. We adhere to all government guidance, in addition to having our own extensive measures in place. These were put into effect immediately following our colleague testing positive for coronavirus, including the instant closure of the store while we conducted a deep clean. We thank the team and our customers for helping to keep our stores safe and look forward to welcoming our colleague back.”

The Broadway reassured customers that the shopping centre and its units are continuing to adhere to the "highest" safety standards.

Ian Ward, general manager at The Broadway, said: “The Card Factory store in The Broadway temporarily closed following a member of its staff testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday 11 September. The store opened later that day after undertaking its deep cleaning procedure. 

“It is our understanding that the Card Factory has complied with and is continuing to follow government guidance. The Broadway will continue to adhere to government guidance to ensure that the health and safety of its staff and customers is maintained to the highest level possible.”