Five staff members test positive at O’Neills

O’NEILLS have confirmed that a section of its production unit in Strabane has been closed for a deep clean after five staff members tested positive for Covid-19.

O’Neills Irish International Sports Co Ltd today confirmed that five members of staff have tested positive and a further 21 employees from the Dublin Road facility are also currently self-isolating as a precautionary measure. 

The company is liaising closely with the Public Health Agency (PHA) to monitor the situation. 


A spokesperson for O’Neills said, “The health and safety of our employees and their families together with our clients and customers is our highest priority.

“In addition to the deep clean which is currently being carried out, we will continue implementing the rigorous protocols introduced from the outset of the pandemic in relation to social distancing and hand sanitizing that we have been adhering to in order to help combat the impact of this virus.

“We wish all of our staff who are currently affected well in their recovery and will continue to help provide whatever support we can going forward.” 

O’Neills has also made arrangements for staff to work from home where possible pending the re-opening of the premises.

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