A statement from the Corrugated Case Company
Originally issued 3rd March 2020
Our Company is acutely aware of the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus across the world and the potential impact it may have on our day-to-day life and our business. More recent cases in Europe and the UK have now brought those concerns closer to home.
Whilst governments around the world are reacting quickly to the situation and working to contain the virus, we at CCC are monitoring the situation on an ongoing basis to make sure that we are in the best possible situation to respond to any change in circumstances.
We have circulated key players in our own supply chain to ensure that they too have plans in place, fortunately the vast majority of our supply chain is within the UK and at this time there is no disruption to supplies, and the majority of suppliers do not expect issues beyond their control to affect this.
We acknowledge the difficulty involved in predicting the course of this situation, as it is a relatively fluid and fast-changing picture. Despite seeking information from the NHS, World Health Organisation and Government website, there is in fact very little clarity because of the nature of this new virus.
For our own part, we have held meetings with all of our staff to introduce new policies and practices, and furnished them with the most up-to-date information that can be issued by the organisations above. We have increased the hours, schedules, scope and resources of our cleaning staff in an attempt to keep all surfaces and touch points as clean and germ-free as possible. We have increased PPE to include face masks (for those who want them), hand gels, alcohol rubs, and disposable tissues are now present throughout the organisation. The machine clean-down process at the end of each day now includes a surface touch point ‘disinfect’ too.
Whilst we have not banned visitors to the site, we now have data on the reception for them to read and acknowledge before entering the site. They too are offered the above PPE extras should they wish to use it.
We have banned employee-travel to infected areas on Company business and advised staff holidaying in or close to an infected region that they will not be allowed to return to work for at least two weeks on their return from holiday.
Finally we have allocated an area in the company to act as an isolation bay should anyone fall ill whilst they await collection.
As the situation unfolds we will update this statement accordingly, should you have any specific questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.