A Sky call centre has been reported to police over claims social distancing laws are being broken

Workers at the call centre in Glasgow claimed the distance between their seats were less than two meters

A Sky call centre has been reported to police over claims social distancing laws are being broken, as workers claim they are being seated less than two metres apart.

Trade minister Ivan McKee, MSP for Glasgow Provan, contacted Police Scotland about Sky's working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Police were called to the Sky call centre after complaints that it wasn't following social distancing guidelines

The firm, based at the Citypark call centre - close to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary - sells subscriptions, mobile phone SIM cards and handles customer cancellations, which worried workers say is not 'essential'.

Many workers share public transport with medics at the hospital, leading to fears of transmission.

Sky has said it has reduced staff numbers in the office, stepped up cleaning of the centre to a daily basis, that staff are having their temperatures checked and that social distancing is being enforced.

In documents seen by the Glasgow Times, senior executives insist they are doing everything they can to protect the workforce, including enforcing strict social distancing measures.

But evidence provided by a whistleblower shows how some staff are seated at stations less than two metres apart.

Using a measuring tape, two workers found the distance between them was just 1.6m.

A source revealed to the Glasgow Times that three weeks after lockdown began, many are still required to go to the city offices and lack the equipment needed to work from home.

The former tobacco factory is a short 15 minute walk away from Glasgow Royal Infirmary, with many Sky workers using the same public transport as hospital medics.

It's feared the shared transport links could increase the spread of the virus and put frontline health staff at risk.

On March 30, Sky told Mr McKee it aimed to have half of all staff working from home "by mid-April".

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