In order to deal with the rapidly changing situation in the UK and across the world, we have put in place measures to ensure that we are able to continue to provide our usual high-quality services, whilst also protecting our customers, staff, other stakeholders and suppliers.
At the time of writing, we have no concerns about an outbreak occurring at our offices, and we have had no confirmed or suspected cases amongst any of our people. However, it is important that we are fully prepared in case the situation in the UK gets worse. As well as reinforcing good hygiene practices throughout the company, we have taken the following measures:
- We have ensured that our office-based staff can work remotely from home if needed. Our offices are open to visitors; however we are constantly monitoring this and will update our policy should the situation change.
- We have asked all our field-based staff to immediately report any flu-like symptoms, and where appropriate we will send them home.
- There will be no business-related travel to hot-spot areas, and any staff returning from holidays there will be assessed before returning to work.
- We are actively working with suppliers based in hot-spot areas to ensure continuity of supply, which has so far proved effective. We are also assured by the authorities that there is no health risk from imported goods from hot spot areas due to the nature of transmission of the virus.
We are closely monitoring updates regarding the virus and will keep in line with any change in government advice.