The health, safety and wellbeing of our customers, our employees, and the wider public has always been our top priority and we are taking the coronavirus outbreak extremely seriously. In response, we have implemented a number of protocols across the Company to safeguard our people and our operations.
We are continuing to operate our sites as usual, in compliance with Government health advice. We are now focused on devising mitigation plans to ensure that, as far as possible, we can progress on projects. For example, we are working with our suppliers and supply chain to seek to have an uninterrupted supply of labour and materials for our projects.
At this time, none of our sites have any recorded cases of coronavirus, however we are planning for all eventualities, and that will include the minimum level of personnel required for operating our sites and offices safely.
We continue to advise colleagues on symptoms to look out for and we are sharing government guidance on preventative measures to minimise risk of infection. As a precautionary measure, we have cancelled any large-scale meetings or events for the foreseeable future but will keep this under review as the situation evolves.
We are taking all reasonable steps to minimise its impact on all stakeholders and on the Company – we seek to promote a ‘business as usual’ approach as much as we can. Should we be impacted more directly, further measures will be taken as part of our Business Continuity planning, and we will provide updates on any such further action we take as the situation unfolds.
We remain focused, flexible and ready to adapt to change.
17 March 2020