Doncaster superstore ‘evacuated’ after a coronavirus alert today

A major Doncaster superstore was ‘evacuated’ today after a coronavirus health alert.

The B&Q store on White Rose Way was closed early after someone tested positive for the Covid 19 virus, with customers describing the site being ‘evacuationed’ earlier today.

Staff at the store confirmed they had closed early, but gave no further details Customer services confirmed that the store had closed after a postive Covid test, and the store would be given a deep clean today before it re-opened.

It is expected to re-open tomorrow.

B&Q, White Rose way, Doncaster. Picture: Google

One shopper described the scene to the Free Press when customers were told they had to leave.

They said alarms were going off, shoppers evacuated and cars were being turned away from carpark.

Another added: “We turned up and everyone is being turned away.”

For the period April 24 to April 30, Doncaster’s coronavirus infection rate was 62.8 per 100,000 people, described by Doncaster’s director of public health, Dr Rupert Suckling, as amongst the highest rates in the region.

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