Two staff members have tested positive for coronavirus in a McDonald’s restaurant in Blackwood.
The fast food chain on Friday confirmed the outbreak at the Cliff Road branch, which was discovered last week.
The restaurant has been deep-cleaned as a precaution and all staff members have been contacted.
A spokesman for McDonald’s said: “Last week two employees at our Blackwood restaurant self-isolated having tested positive for Covid-19. As a precautionary measure the restaurant was deep-cleaned by an external cleaning company and all employees were contacted.
“We have a number of safety measures in place to help keep our people safe including temperature checks at the start of each shift, face coverings, regular hand-washing, and the use of hand sanitiser.”
Earlier this week a case of Covid-19 was confirmed at a Blackwood school.
Blackwood Comprehensive confirmed a Year Seven pupil had tested positive for Covid-19 and children in the same year have been told to self-isolate.
In a letter posted on the school’s website Blackwood Comprehensive head teacher Jane Wilkie said she was notified of the case on Tuesday, September 15.
“A pupil has tested positive for coronavirus and we have followed strict public health protocols to ensure the health and wellbeing of the whole school community,” she said.
“Parents and carers of one of our Year Seven classes were contacted and they have collected their child. Additional pupils, who were identified as close contacts, have also been collected. All close contacts will need to self-isolate for 14 days.”
Currently all residents in Blackwood must follow lockdown restrictions put in place across the borough of Caerphilly.
This includes not leaving the borough without a reasonable excuse and only meeting other people from other households outdoors.