A Tesco Extra in Swindon has suffered a coronavirus outbreak among staff.

Tesco confirmed there had been a small number of confirmed coronavirus cases at the supermarket.

Staff testing positive or showing symptoms would immediately follow government guidelines on self-isolation and would be paid in full from day one of absence, it said.

The store remains open and trading as normal.

“The safety of our customers and colleagues is our top priority,” said a Tesco spokeswoman. “We have introduced extensive measures across all of our stores to help keep everyone safe, including protective screens at every checkout, social distancing signage and regular deep cleaning.”

It comes days after an outbreak at a Swindon warehouse run by XPO Logistics, distributing food to Iceland stores in the region, in which 51 workers tested positive.

XPO Logistics said: “Protecting our employees is our number one priority. We’re working closely with the local authorities and adhering to all local and Public Health England guidance to ensure the appropriate health and safety measures are in place.”

The site also remains open with safety measures in place.

Swindon has had a recent spike in coronavirus cases, which has also seen Honda and Royal Mail depots in the area suffer small outbreaks.

Swindon director of public health Steve Maddern said: “The council is currently responding to a small number of Covid-19 cases, and these people are isolating in accordance with the government’s self-isolation guidance.

“All workplaces remain open and are following the existing cleaning guidance for non-clinical settings advice, including continuing to provide staff with guidance on social distancing and hygiene to limit spread.”

The Grocer revealed last week that Poundstretcher’s depot in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, had suffered an outbreak in which 32 workers tested positive.