Three employees of the NHS 111 call center in Kent tested positive Corona Virus.

The three injured work at the IC24 center in Ashford It is tasked with providing advice to people who fear developing symptoms of COVID-19.

It is responsible for a large number of officials NHS 111 calls to the southeast and staff are working hard to deal with the increasing number of calls during the pandemic.

The three employees are now self-isolating at home but the center has remained open after a deep cleaning.

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An IC24 spokesperson said: “Three employees of the NHS 111 call center in Ashford have recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

“ These colleagues are currently out of work and we continue to support social distancing, infection prevention and control practices in all of our workplaces.

“We are following national guidelines regarding cleaning and infection control.

“We have, and still do, have a regular on-site cleaning schedule. In addition to encouraging employees to wipe their work stations at the beginning and end of their shifts, tissues are provided for” high touch “areas such as printers.”

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In July, the site was forced to close for a period Deep cleaning after an employee tested positive for the virus.

Then employees were asked to test themselves and not return until the negative test had been achieved.