We are committed to trying to help contain the spread of Coronavirus in the UK and we are carefully monitoring the advice that we receive from the UK government and we will keep you informed as we vary our plans to follow the latest guidance.
Our duty of care
We have a duty of care to all of our staff and those who visit our premises, including clients.
As part of this obligation, we are doing everything in our power to stop the spread of the virus and taking a number of appropriate steps.
Staff members who come into contact with an infected person or that may have returned from a high-risk area will not be allowed to make clients visits or work in our office until they have been through a period of self-isolation, in line with the Government’s current advice, to ensure they do not have the virus.
Our Staff have also been asked to adhere to the Government guidelines in respect of standard basic hygiene processes. This includes:
- Coughing or sneezing into tissues that are disposed of
- Washing hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and hot water
- Cleaning well-used surfaces regularly
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
We request that clients inform us if they, or anybody in their office or business premises, has had contact with an infected person or have returned from a high-risk area if we are due to visit them or they are due to visit us to ensure we can take the proper precautions.
If a member of our team is asked to self-isolate then we have systems and procedures in place that makes it possible for them to work from home and we will be doing more meetings by telephone rather than face to face.. This should mean that you enjoy continuity of service from us.
Ongoing monitoring and actions
Government advice is changing regularly and therefore it may be that new recommendations or protection measures are implemented by us and we already have contingency plans in place to ensure that the essential services we provide will not be affected.
If you have any queries regarding our preparations or procedures for the Coronavirus, please contact us.