Sixteen coronavirus cases confirmed at Sutton Amazon plant

The newly developed Amazon plant at Summit Park has been struck by a Covid 19 outbreak, it has been confirmed.

Steps are now being taken to contain the virus at the 1,750,000 square fulfilment centre off the Mansfield and Ashfield Regeneration Route (MARR).

In August, 2020 a recruitment drive for more than 1,000 roles got underway.

Ashfield District Council has now released a statement regarding the outbreak.

The Amazon fulfilment centre at Summit Park has been hit by Covid 19 outbreak (Stock picture of An Amazon branch at Doncaster)

Council leader Jason Zadrozny said: “Following the confirmation of 16 Covid-19 cases at the Summit Park site Sutton, Ashfield District Council are working closely with Director of Public Health for Nottinghamshire and all parties involved to ensure that the spread of the virus is contained.

"This is a developing situation, and our Environmental Health Team have visited the site this morning and are working with the contractors on site and the Health & Safety Executive to ensure that all protocols are being strictly followed.

“There are 700 contractors on site daily, and although the Summit Park site is important for the local economy, it is important that government guidance is strictly followed to stop further cases. Ashfield District Council will continue to work closely with Public Health and the contractors to maintain the safety of workers on the site.”

An Amazon spokesperson said: “Our Sutton-in-Ashfield site is currently under construction. We are in close contact with the building contractors who have informed us of a number of confirmed cases on site and the measures they have put in place to ensure the safety of their employees.”