Company Statement: COVID-19
As a company we continue to closely monitor developments with respect to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), taking guidance from the World Health Organisation and other public health organisations. We have been taking steps to ensure the safety and wellness of our employees including travel restrictions, reviewing business continuity plans, prudently evaluating the need and attendance at group gatherings and working to implement visitor guidelines for those coming to our locations. External communication to our clients, suppliers and contractors is under daily review in line with our Business Continuity Plans.
Whilst we already have strict hygiene practices in operation, we have taken steps to update employees on advice from the government and reinforce preventative measures in order to limit the risk of transmission. Focus has been very much upon ensuring close attention is paid to the washing of hands and the exposure to anyone displaying cough/cold symptoms is limited. All staff that have been advised by a medical professional to self-isolate have been instructed to notify their line manager through their normal reporting channels.
With many countries now having been affected by the virus, we have responded by introducing a return to work procedure for those who have been away on holiday to work alongside our return to work procedure for sickness. Managers are being updated on a regular basis regarding overseas destinations that are of particular concern and remain vigilant to staff displaying any symptoms of the virus or are known to have come into contact with it.
Our ongoing responsibility for the health and well being of our staff does not take anything away from our commitment to providing the superior service and support that our customers have come to expect and we look to continue working closely with our customers to minimise any potential disruption to continuity of supply.
We realise this current situation remains very dynamic and we are constantly evaluating it and monitoring any potential knock on effects to deliveries and will try to mitigate via alternative plans where necessary. We will provide updates as we learn more but are confident in our preparation and contingency planning.