Camelot Closes Head Office Due to Coronavirus

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UK lottery group Camelot has temporarily closed their head office after one of its employees was diagnosed as having coronavirus (Covid-19).

The employee had recently traveled to Thailand, returning to the UK and working from the office, located in Watford. After testing positive they are now recovering and are being given access to medical care. Camelot has decided to close the office as a precautionary measure. The company is deep cleaning the office to disinfect anything that the employee touched.

Any Camelot employee who interacted with the employee is being urged to seek advice by calling the NHS helpline.

Commenting on the closure a Camelot spokesman said, "We hope to re-open the office as soon as possible. However, many colleagues have the ability to work from home, and The National Lottery will operate as normal and draws will happen as planned."

"Our priority is the health of our employees and we are keeping them fully informed of developments, as well as providing them with advice in relation to coronavirus."

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14 March 2020 - 4:44pm
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That seems like a logical decision really especially when there's employees affected by the virus..and if their main business which is the national lottery will remain functioning..well that would not be that big of an issue for the company I think.

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16 March 2020 - 5:15pm
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Ah, this Chinese virus is closing down a lot of places.
I hope that there aren't many peopled infected in the office.

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It's nasty over here in the US. They've closed all schools, restaurants and bars in Michigan. People are being told to stay inside, and only some people are listening. With that, the virus will continue to spread.

My wife had to go to the doctor yesterday and our hospital has a tent outside to test people for it. She said she saw three people being guided inside. We also had someone test positive, and he'd been playing tennis at our Tennis Center and going around town before he found out.

Definitely a good idea of Camelot to close the office.

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It's nasty over here in the US. They've closed all schools, restaurants and bars in Michigan. People are being told to stay inside, and only some people are listening. With that, the virus will continue to spread.

It's the same here slim...no different...I guess you're right about the latter!

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22 March 2020 - 2:22pm
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This is only a logical thing to do, all of those who can work from home, should work from home and I also feel bad about all the people that work in restaurants/hotels and other places that may lose their jobs- I hope that the world will stick together to get through this.