'Staggeringly reckless' Nottinghamshire shopkeeper kept serving customers after positive Covid-19 test

A Nottinghamshire shopkeeper who kept on serving his customers despite knowing he had tested positive for Covid-19 has been fined by police.

Saturday, 24th October 2020, 3:35 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th October 2020, 3:40 pm

The man was visited by officers shortly after 6pm on Wednesday after they received an anonymous tip-off.

The shopkeeper admitted receiving a positive test result earlier that same morning but remained at work and served customers throughout the rest of the day.

The shopkeeper in Notts continued to serve customers despite a positive test. Photo: Pixabay.

When questioned by officers why he had done this he stressed that he had been wearing a mask and gloves all day, and had other Covid security measures in place.

He was issued with a fixed penalty notice of £200 and instructed to close his shop. A notification was also made to the local authority.

Inspector Mark Dickson said: “If you receive a positive test result for coronavirus the instructions are every clear – you must immediately take steps to self-isolate. To remain at work in a place where contact with members of the public is guaranteed is staggeringly reckless.”

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