A Preston homeless charity has been forced its shop and suspend collections after a member of their team tested positive for COVID-19.
Emmaus Preston will be asking all of their staff and partners to isolate for 14 days after a confirmed case of Coronavirus infects someone within their community.
The charity store on Fishergate reopened last month following the UK lockdown.
In a statement release on social media a spokesman said:
“We have temporarily had to close our shops and suspend collections and deliveries after a confirmed case of Coronavirus at our community.
“We would like to reassure customers that there is no chance they would have been affected by this as the person who tested positive only joined our community yesterday and has not had any contact with customers.
“We are working with the relevant authorities to handle the situation and ensure the person receives the care they need.
“Our staff, companions and anyone that has been in close contact will now be isolating for 14 days.
“Unfortunately, this means that all of our shops will remain closed for the next 14 days and deliveries and collections will be suspended for this period.
“We are grateful for your continued support and thank you for bearing with us during this challenging time.