Digicel shuts down all its stores in Antigua as employees test positive for COVID


Digicel has shut down all of it’s stores in Antigua after several employees test positive for COVID-19.

The telecommunications giant says its stores and shops will remain closed for the remander of the week.

This is to facilitate deep-cleaning and sanitization activities.

According to Digicel, from the onset of the pandemic, it has taken extensive steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all its staff.

The Irish telcommunications giant also said it has supported the government and communities with outreach  and prevention activities throughout the pandemic.

The company said customers should use the MyDigicel App or to contact the Customer Care Team via numbers published on its Facebook page.

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  1. Regarding Covid protocols at Friars Hill, I have observed on various occasions the physical items are in place (temp check, sanitizer, perspex screens) however staff practicing of masking over nose and mouth is very erratic, staff sanitizing card machine & their hands between transactions is rare and staff do regularly huddle ignoring 3′ minimum spacing between themselves.

    I’m sure they are not the only staff who have relaxed, not the only business or resort who’s managers either don’t notice or choose to say nothing.

    Surely a health emergency that has published national protocols & procedures should be practiced consistently by all, and therefore it is management responsibility to ensure consistent adherence, as per their job description ‘ to fairly manage team members to meet standards of health & safety’.

    Delta is not going anywhere soon, Lambda is already in Florida, Beta is still in Europe… We have to learn to live with Covid…and that will only work if we all take our responsibility seriously.
    PLEASE mask, distance, sanitize, eat plenty fruit & veg… and really consider getting vaccinated.

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