BABCOCK staff at Rosyth Dockyard were sent home today (Thursday) after a visitor tested positive for COVID-19. 

A worker told the Press that staff had been told to "stand down" and were not to go to work for the remainder of the day - this includes both day and nightshift. 

Babcock has just confirmed this evening that a visitor to the Rosyth site has tested positive for coronavirus but is displaying no symptoms of the virus. 

Precautionary measures mean staff were sent home so that a deep clean could be carried out. 

Operations will continue tomorrow (Friday) and NHS Scotland's Test and Protect team have been informed. 

A Babcock spokesperson said: "An individual who visited our site and is currently displaying no symptoms, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently undergoing a further NHS COVID-19 test for confirmation purposes. 

"As a precaution and following our own robust COVID-19 protocols, we sent a number of staff home for the remainder of the day to allow for deep cleaning, ready for normal operations to resume tomorrow. 

"Test and Protect, NHS Scotland has been made aware. 

"The health and safety of everyone on our site is our highest priority and we will continue to ensure that all COVID-19 protocols and precautions remain in place."