A POSTAL worker has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Royal Mail confirmed that one of its employees at the Hastings Delivery Office had contracted Covid-19 .

An “enhanced clean” of the building will now be carried out as the company looks to stop the disease from spreading.

A spokesman said: “Royal Mail takes the health and safety of its colleagues, its customers and the local communities in which we operate very seriously.

“Following a positive test for coronavirus at the Hastings Delivery Office, we will be carrying out an enhanced clean of the building.”

The Royal Mail said it had worked with staff to “resolve any areas of concern” and that “all colleagues are working as normal”.

The company also reassured people that it had taken extensive measures throughout the pandemic to protect staff and customers.

The spokesman added: “Throughout this crisis, every decision we make puts the health of our people and customers first.

“We have put in place a range of preventive measures to protect both our customers and our colleagues.

“As well as encouraging good hand hygiene, standard ways of working have been revised to ensure that colleagues stay two metres apart at all times.

“All staff have been briefed about the social distancing measures jointly agreed by local management and the Communication Workers Union.

“This has been supplemented with visible reminders such as posters and one-way floor markings.

“In addition there is only one person permitted in a Royal Mail delivery vehicle at any one time.”