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Admiral closes Cardiff office again after another staff member tests positive for coronavirus

Insurance giant Admiral has closed one of its Cardiff offices for the second time this year after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.

The Ty Admiral office in the city centre was closed at midday on Friday afternoon after an employee was diagnosed with Covid-19.

The same office, which is located in Davids Street, was forced to close less than a month ago for the same reason.

In September, the company’s Llansamlet was also closed for 72 hours after the discovery of a positive case.

Admiral said there were fewer than 100 staff working in the 14-storey building at Ty Admiral, which is designed to fit 3,000 workers. Most employees have been home-working during the pandemic.



It’s the second time the city centre office has closed in a month

Latest figures from Public Health Wales (PHW) for Friday, November 20, show 1,020 positive test results have been reported in the last 24 hours and a further 31 people have died with the disease.

A spokesman for Admiral said: “We can confirm that an Admiral staff member in our Ty Admiral office in Cardiff has been diagnosed with Covid-19 and is self-isolating as per Government advice.

“The wellbeing of our staff is of paramount importance, so we took a cautious approach to this situation. This means we closed our Ty Admiral office in Cardiff and sent everyone home for 72 hours from midday Friday November 20 in order to carry out sanitisation.

“We have also ensured that anyone who has been in contact with the member of staff also follows the correct Government procedures around self-isolating and testing.”

They added the company had focused its efforts on enabling staff to work from home effectively since March.

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