BAE Systems has said it is confident it has the correct systems in place to deal with the new Government Covid-19 rule changes.

Barrow's largest employer has been working hard to get hundreds of its staff back onto site and is continuing to do so.

It has had to tweak some of its systems though due to Government rule changes this week.

Workers returning to the office are being required to complete an induction on returning to work, and zones have been put in place so only a certain number of people cross paths throughout the day, similar to the class bubbles that are being deployed by schools across the UK.

Explaining how BAE will adapt to the new rules, a spokesman said: “Since the outbreak of the pandemic, we’ve worked hard to make our site safe and Covid-secure.

“With safety our number one priority, we have reconfigured our site, introduced new ways of working and implemented a programme of mass testing.

“In recent months, we have gradually returned only those employees who need to be on site, while enabling thousands more to work from home.

“In line with the Government’s latest guidance on home working, we continue to keep all current and future working arrangements under review.”

Every single employee working on site has been given a thermometer and if any symptoms of coronavirus appear they do not show up.

BAE is working towards having 4,500 on site at any one time and a number of those will be on split shifts to reduce the possibility of interaction and transmission.

This comes after the Government recently advised that those who work in an office environment should work from home where possible to avoid a possible spread of coronavirus following a recent increase in cases.They have also stressed that the current systems they have in place are constantly under review.