Revolution Sheffield reveal NINE members of staff have tested positive for Covid-19

Revolution Bars has said nine employees at its Sheffield city centre venue have tested positive for Covid-19 as it maintained it has followed government guidelines ‘at all times’.

The firm’s announcement came after concerns were raised by a reader of The Sheffield Star who claimed that staff at the branch on Fitzwilliam Street were being told to work despite potentially being in contact with the positive cases.

It is also alleged that the staff have been told they must attend work or risk losing their jobs, however this has been neither confirmed or denied by the bar operator.

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The reader, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “One of the employees told me that two people had tested positive and that she was asked her to go into work. I said ‘surely if you’ve been working with them they’ll make you quarantine?’ but she said no.”

In a statement, Revolution Bars Group plc said that nine members of staff at its Sheffield city centre venue had tested positive for Covid-19 over the last six weeks – with each positive case undertaking a period of self-isolation as required.

“These staff are mostly university students who work on a part time basis, all have followed government advice and self-isolated for the required period,” the firm said.

"Following their period of self-isolation and a return to full health, many of those staff have now resumed work. We have followed the government guidelines at all times including all our staff receiving strict training about not attending the premises if they have any of the symptoms of COVID-19.”

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