COVID-19 Continuity Plan

Correct on 11/03/20:

Globestock Business Continuity Plan in respect of COVID-19 Virus Outbreak

Purpose and Scope of this Plan

Unplanned events can have a devastating effect on any business. It is essential for the purposes of continuity, and to uphold our ability to deliver our goods, services and meet our customers’ expectations, that we plan and make allowances for events which may be out of our direct control.
This abridged version of the Globestock Business Continuity plan has been developed in response to the ongoing COVID-19, or Corona Virus outbreak.

Authority of this Plan

Director and Senior Management Team (SMT) take full authority of this plan in the event of an emergency. The plan covers all employees and will be followed comprehensively.

Plan and Actions

The principles of this plan are already being put into practice in accordance with wider recommendations in respect of the COVID-19 outbreak. Official NHS information can be found here:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

In line with this, the following actions are, and will be, adhered to in the workplace:

• Symptoms of COVID-19 are communicated to staff via e-mail, toolbox talks and memos in order to raise awareness.
• Good hygiene is paramount, with staff, customers, suppliers and visitors reminded by notices and encouraged verbally, to wash hands and maintain limited levels of personal contact.
• Employees who feel ill and are concerned should call 111. If they are told to self-isolate then they should stay at home/away from work and public places.
• Members of the SMT will request that an employee calls 111 and/or leaves the workplace if obvious signs of COVID-19 symptoms are displayed. This is for the overall benefit of all staff and to stop the virus spreading in the workplace.

In the event that staffing levels are affected to the extent that delivery of goods or services may start to be impacted, then:

• Businesses may recruit agency staff (DBS checked where applicable) as a short-term measure in order to ensure that contractual obligations could be fulfilled.
• Any members of staff may be redeployed to production/service delivery/administration roles, in order to ensure continuity of key tasks.
• Businesses will communicate with customers and suppliers immediately, should delays or interruptions become likely.

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