Australian Lamb Company issued the following statement in relation to COVID-19:
“We can confirm that an ALC contractor is currently in self-isolation following a positive test for COVID-19.
“We were advised earlier today (Friday) that this contractor had recorded a positive result from a test carried out last Friday (July 10). They have not attended work since being tested.
“The company has been in touch with his employer to offer him support through his recovery period.
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“We can advise that under the protocols of the Victorian Department of Health the close contacts of this contractor have also been sent for testing with additional testing to be provided to other employees as required.
“There is no additional risk to ALC staff, our operations or the safety of our products as a result of the virus detection.
“The company continues to operate under strict workplace policy and government guidelines for dealing with the virus.
“Earlier this year, we took extra measures to minimise the risk of infection in our workplace. All ALC employees and contractors are required to notify the company if they are feeling unwell or exhibiting any flu-like symptoms, such as a fever, a cough, sore throat, tiredness or shortness of breath.”
“ALC will continue to take the necessary steps to protect the safety and health of our employees, contractors and broader community.”