By Tom Seaward

The council has confirmed that 30 people have tested positive for coronavirus at an Iceland distribution centre in Swindon.

A temporary testing unit has been set up at the XPO Logistics depot in Penzance Drive, with health officials hoping to test as many staff members as possible.

It follows what Swindon council described as a “small number” of people testing positive for the virus. The borough has now confirmed that 30 people have tested positive.

People who came into close contact with those diagnosed with Covid-19 are self-isolating at home.

Public health director Steve Maddern said: “The offer of testing to everybody who works on site is a precautionary measure, but it is important that we act to help stop the spread of the virus within our workplaces and the local community in Swindon.”

A spokeswoman for XPO 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.”