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Guild Tower DWP offices closed for deep clean amid Covid-19 fears

Posted on - 28th May, 2020 - 11:37am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston Guild Hall, Preston News
The Department of Work and Pensions has offices at the Guild Centre Pic: Tony Worrall
The Department of Work and Pensions has offices at the Guild Centre Pic: Tony Worrall

The DWP offices in Guild Tower were closed for deep cleaning on Tuesday.

Staff at the offices in Lords Walk expressed concern over their working conditions after three members of staff went off sick with suspected coronavirus symptoms.

Last week, union members were issued with advice about their rights as employees if they felt their working conditions were unsafe.

Cleaning vans parked up near the DWP offices and cleaning staff were seen entering the building at the Guild Tower
Cleaning vans parked up near the DWP offices and cleaning staff were seen entering the building at the Guild Tower

A spokesman for the DWP confirmed the building was closed for a deep clean on Tuesday but could not confirm whether there had been a confirmed case of coronavirus in the building.

He said: “Cleaning was undertaken at Guild Tower, but it is open today.”

One employee, who asked not to be identified, told Blog Preston: “It was bound to happen. Very disappointing.”

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