TEAMS in hazmat suits and respirators deep-cleaned a council office in Kidderminster today after two people went into self-isolation.

Workers from cleaning company Lewis Cleansing attended The Park Street Centre in Kidderminster just before 10am this morning (Friday, March 20).

The cleaners were dressed in hazmat suits, respirators and gloves and the office was cordoned off with tape while the deep clean was carried out.

One passerby, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Shuttle: "There were about five or six people suiting up in hazmat suits outside the children's services depot.

"There were two big vans parked outside and it looked like they had just arrived. The staff had all got apparatus and were putting a cordon up."

Worcestershire Children First, the Worcestershire County Council company responsible for the delivery of young people's services, said a deep clean was being conducted as a precautionary measure after two people went into self-isolation earlier this week.

A spokesperson from Worcestershire Children First said: “The health and wellbeing of both our staff and the public is really important so we have followed public health and health and safety guidance.

“We received a call earlier in the week that two people are self-isolating so we requested a deep clean as a precautionary measure.

“The office is undergoing a deep clean today.”