A factory have come under fire after telling staff they had to come into work despite the country entering lockdown.
Dover Fueling Solutions opened as usual on Tuesday morning just hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson banned people from leaving the house unless for essential reasons to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Concerns have been raised about the health and safety of employees after the firm, based at West Pitkerro Industrial Estate, continued to operate as normal.
Staff began their working day at 7am but were only sent home at around lunchtime.
A woman whose family member is employed by Dover, told the Tele: “They (staff) were told that they had to report to work.
“Apparently a lot of people didn’t turn up. On their tea break they’ve been sitting apart which is good but on the factory floor they’re all working close together.
“They’re touching metal, touching things that other people have been touching. There’s a lot of concern about that. They are not key workers.
“The company are putting people’s lives in danger by doing this.”
The revelation comes just days after fears were raised about staff falling ill with coronavirus. This was after one worker had shown symptoms of the contagious virus after returning from a holiday in Austria.
Bosses at the firm said that all the necessary guidelines were being followed and no workers were being forced to continue going into the factory if they suspect they are unwell.