B&Q has confirmed 14 employees have tested positive for Covid-19 at the South Marston distribution centre.

The DIY company added that other colleagues were informed of the result via the track and trace system and self-isolated before receiving a negative test result and returning to work.

A B&Q spokesperson said: "Our partner Wincanton can confirm that 14 colleagues at our Swindon Distribution Centre have received a positive (Covid-19) test result, and are self-isolating.

"Of the colleagues contacted through the local track and trace procedure, all self-isolated immediately and have received a negative test result to confirm it is safe for them to return to work.

“In line with Government’s guidance, Wincanton continues to take all the appropriate measures to ensure the safety of colleagues when on site.

"This includes thermal imaging cameras to detect temperatures, staggered shift timings, social distancing markings on the floors, access to PPE, thorough cleaning procedures, and a ban on non-essential visits to the site.

“Wincanton is working closely with the relevant public health authorities, who have praised the social distancing measures in place at the Swindon Distribution Centre.”