THE Press understands that a member of staff at Royal Mail's delivery office in Dunfermline has tested positive for coronavirus.

Workers at the Woodmill Street office were told at around 7.30am this morning (Monday) that a female employee had a confirmed case of COVID-19.

It is understood that she was sent home on Saturday morning and three other workers who were in contact with her have also been asked not to come into work.

A source told the Press: "Saturday morning she came to work.

"She was made aware by a friend that they had coronavirus and that she had been in contact with her that week.

"On Saturday she got tested and result back that was positive over the weekend.

"Was sent home Saturday morning."

The Press have been told that the office will remain open with a deep clean of the woman's work area and van to be carried out.

The source continued to state that "it's very hard to social distance" within the office, and that they would "expect more cases".

Royal Mail provide statement on positive test

Royal Mail have now confirmed our report that a member of staff at the Dunfermline delivery office has tested positive for COVID-19.

They also added that an "enhanced clean of the building" has taken place.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said: “Royal Mail takes the health and safety of its colleagues, its customers and the local communities in which we operate very seriously.

"Following a positive test for coronavirus at the Dunfermline Delivery Office, we have carried out an enhanced clean of the building.

"Colleagues who worked with the individual have all been notified and are self-isolating.

"Throughout this crisis, every decision we make puts the health of our people and customers first. 

"We have put in place a range of preventive measures to protect both our customers and our colleagues. As well as encouraging good hand hygiene, standard ways of working have been revised to ensure that colleagues stay two metres apart at all times.

"In addition there is only one person permitted in a Royal Mail delivery vehicle at any one time.

"All staff have been briefed about the social distancing measures jointly agreed by local management and the CWU.

"This has been supplemented with visible reminders such as posters and one-way floor markings.”

'No sign of transmission within office' - NHS Fife


NHS Fife have today (Tuesday) suggested that there is "no evidence at this stage of any transmission within the delivery office".

A spokesperson has stated this afternoon: "NHS Fife can confirm that an individual with links to Royal Mail Delivery Office in Dunfermline has tested positive for COVID-19.

"The positive case is experiencing mild symptoms and is isolating at home with family members.

"Contact tracers are in the process of identifying and tracing the close contacts of the positive case to provide public health support and advice.

"There is no evidence at this stage of any transmission within the delivery office, however, as a precaution staff working in the facility are being informed of the positive case and been asked to be vigilant of the signs and symptoms of the virus."