Six firefighters get coronavirus in station outbreak

Six firefighters have tested positive for Covid-19 after an outbreak at a fire station in Glasgow.

The key workers, from Springburn fire station, are now all isolating at home.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said a team of specialists were brought in to deep clean the base.

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The station, meanwhile, remains fully operational, with the rest of the crew still responding to emergency callouts.

Six firefighters have tested positive for Covid-19 at a Glasgow fire station.

SFRS local senior officer for Glasgow, Roddie Keith said: “We are working hard to maintain an essential emergency service for communities during this pandemic whilst also ensuring the safety of our workforce.

“As part of this effort, we have robust arrangements in place for any staff who are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.

“This includes access to testing and I can confirm that six firefighters at Springburn Fire Station in Glasgow recently tested positive for the virus.

“All of our staff members who tested positive then followed national health guidance in relation to self-isolating. They continue to receive the full support of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.”

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