A SECURITY firm has said it is closely monitoring the work being carried out by a 70-year-old at the new NHS Louisa Jordan coronavirus hospital.

G4S confirmed it is employing a man in the at risk age group as construction work continues to transform the SEC into a temporary hospital.

Government guidelines state that anyone over the age of 70 must strictly adhere to social distancing rules as they are most at risk from complications if they succumb to the virus.

However it has stopped short of issuing any guidance for employers or employees in the most vulnerable age bracket.

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It is understood the man has worked for G4S for the four years. A company source said it was “ultimately up to employees” to decide if they wish to continue working.

It is understood he is employed on a part-time basis and generally covers security atfootball and rugby matches.

A spokeswoman for G4S said: “The safety of all our staff is our top priority. 

“We have put in place measures across our sites to ensure teams have the right support and PPE as advised by healthcare experts.

“All colleagues have received detailed communications on the government guidelines for key workers in addition to advice from G4S on the options available to them. 

“Where colleagues are fit to work they may take the decision to continue doing so.” 

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It comes after the Glasgow Times revealed porters for the emergency facility are being paid £9.50 per hour for jobs that could include transporting deceased patients.

It led to calls by politicians and unions to ensure workers are paid fairly for emotionally demanding work.