Job centre in Wigan closed after Covid-19 outbreak

Brocol House on King Street will remain shut all this week.
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) confirmed that a "circuit-breaker" closure has been put in place at the Jobcentre Plus.

Local reports suggested there have been a number of positive test results for the novel coronavirus there.

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The Jobcentre Plus at Brocol House on King StreetThe Jobcentre Plus at Brocol House on King Street
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The department said the building is being given a deep clean in line with Government guidance.

The Jobcentre Plus will reopen on Monday May 17.

In the mean time, services will be provided virtually or face-to-face in nearby local Jobcentres for vulnerable service users.

A DWP spokesperson said: "We take the safety of our customers and staff very seriously.

"We are in contact with them to make sure they are up to date with the latest health guidance."

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