Information from Hambledon Village Shop regarding a volunteer testing positive for Coronavirus

One of our volunteers tested positive for Coronavirus on Friday 19th March.

Their last shift was on Thursday 12th March from 11:00-13:00. We believe that they may have been in the shop since, but we cannot confirm this.

We looked at the current government guidance and, on the basis of that, have decided to keep the shop open.

We send our love and support to our dear friend and their family.

If you’ve visited the shop in the last few days, you will know that we are encouraging social distancing by allowing only three customers in the shop at a time and we are asking everyone to de-sanitise their hands before entering the shop. We have a group of volunteers who are helping to apply these procedures at the entrance to the shop. These volunteers are also able to organise for your shopping to be done for you if, for any reason, you would prefer not to enter the shop. We ask that, if at all possible, payments at the shop are made by card, not cash.

The shop is currently well stocked and open its usual hours. Unfortunately we will not be able to operate the Post Office on Monday afternoons for the foreseeable future, other than that the Post Office is operating as normal.


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Nick watson
Nick watson
9 months ago

To provide reassurance for shoppers, has the shop undergone an intensive deep clean after this event and are other work colleagues that came into contact with this member of staff in self isolation?