Six firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19 at Spingburn Community Fire Station. 

As the station remains open, the six key workers are now isolating at home.

It's understood the station has undergone a full deep-clean by a team of dedicated specialists in a bid to halt further transmission of the virus. 

An internal review has been conducted and reported to the Health and Safety Executive.

Roddie Keith, SFRS Local Senior Officer for the City of Glasgow, said: “We are working hard to maintain an essential emergency service for communities during this pandemic whilst also ensuring the safety of our workforce.

“As part of this effort, we have robust arrangements in place for any staff who are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.

“This includes access to testing and I can confirm that six firefighters at Springburn Fire Station in Glasgow recently tested positive for the virus.

“All of our staff members who tested positive then followed national health guidance in relation to self-isolating. They continue to receive the full support of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.”

“Specialist contractors have since carried out a thorough clean of the station and appliances to reduce the chances of any further spread of the virus.

“The station remains fully operational and I would like to pay tribute to our staff at Springburn who have worked through this challenging time in a highly professional manner.

“An internal review has been carried out and the outcomes have now been reported to the Health and Safety Executive.

“We continue to follow all guidance as set out by Health Protection Scotland and will reinforce this wherever necessary as more information is made available and knowledge continues to develop.

“I would like to reassure the people of Glasgow that their safety is our highest priority and that we will continue to respond to emergencies wherever needed.”