STAFF at a Hampshire superstore have tested positive for coronavirus.

Sainsbury's has confirmed that some of the employees at its Hedge End branch are self-isolating at home.

They are the latest retail employees in Hampshire to contract the virus.

A Sainsbury's spokesperson said: “A small number of colleagues have tested positive at our Hedge End store and are self-isolating at home.

“Safety is our highest priority.

"We continue to have strict safety measures in place in all our stores, including additional cleaning and social distancing measures, as well as hand sanitiser stations, Perspex screens and PPE for all our colleagues.

"We continue to support Test and Trace and remain in close contact with them.”

The store has remained open.

Sainsbury's has not released any other details, including the number of staff who have tested positive for Covid-19.

As reported in the Daily Echo, staff at Sainsbury's branches in Bitterne and Portswood tested positive at the end of last month.