A WORKER at a Dumfries and Galloway Wilko store is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19.

Bosses at the Castle Douglas store confirmed the employee received a test after experiencing “mild symptoms”. They said they were confident it would be safe to keep the shop open.

The store has a number of safety measures in place including protective screens and signs to remind shoppers of two-metre physical distancing rules.

Bosses at the store said the worker had acted “quickly” and “responsibly” by self-isolating and getting tested after showing mild symptoms.

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In a Facebook post, they said: " … Following the mandatory guidance for face coverings, all our team members have supplies of face coverings or face visors to wear while in store too.

“One team member at our Castle Douglas store experienced mild symptoms of Covid-19 and acted very quickly and responsibly to self-isolate and got tested straight away.

"The team member had been away from the store for over a week before this, therefore we are confident that with our enhanced safety measures we can ensure a safe shopping and working environment.

"We’d like to thank team members for their meticulous commitment and support in following these measures and we wish our team member a speedy recovery.”

In a later post, a representative from the Castle Douglas shop asked those with questions to send them to the store, rather than members of the team via Facebook messenger.

The went on: “Let me reassure you the safety of our team members are very important and there is no way that we would still be open if it wasn't safe to do so.”