2 Sisters Wales plant to close due to Covid-19 cases
2 Sisters Food Group has said it will close its poultry processing facility in Llangefni, Wales for 14 days following a number of confirmed cases of coronavirus.
According to BBC Wales, around 110 members of staff were initially told to self-isolate after 13 cases of Covid-19 amongst workers were confirmed. However, the company has since said it will pause production for 14 days as a result of the outbreak.
“Doing the right thing means from today (Thursday June 18th) we will temporarily suspend production at our Llangefni site with immediate effect for a period of 14 days.”
In a statement, the company said: “The health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues is ultimately the thing that matters most at our business. We are a responsible company with people at its core. Without our people we are nothing.
“Therefore, in light of the current Covid-19 cases at our Llangefni site, we have decided to take the necessary action to clearly demonstrate how seriously we take this issue by doing the right thing.
“Doing the right thing means from today (Thursday June 18th) we will temporarily suspend production at our Llangefni site with immediate effect for a period of 14 days.
“We will not tolerate any unnecessary risks – however small – for our existing loyal workforce at the facility.
“We have worked in close collaboration in the past week with Public Health Wales, Anglesey Council, the Health & Safety Executive, Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the Unite union who have all offered great advice, scientific knowledge and support, and we thank them for their help and guidance, which has informed this decision.
“Our sole focus now is to ensure we support all our colleagues through this time and look forward to operating safely and securely in 14 days’ time.”