Philip Jansen, the boss of BT Group, has tested positive for Covid-19.
A deep cleaning of relevant parts of its headquarters is taking place.
“Having felt slightly unwell I decided as a precaution to be tested,” Jansen said.
“As soon as the test results were known I isolated myself at home.”
“I’ve met several industry partners this week so felt it was the responsible thing to do to alert them to this fact as soon as I could,” he said.
“Given my symptoms seem relatively mild, I will continue to lead BT but work with my team remotely over the coming week. There will be no disruption to the business.”