Latest Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 24 March

24th March 2020

 

Coronavirus Update

In light of the latest UK Government measures, which it is introducing to reduce the spread of coronavirus, we wanted to update you on our current position. These necessary measures have and will continue to have an impact on the lives of our employees and our business. However, we are acutely aware that some of our customers are currently working to maintain public fire safety in essential buildings, such as hospitals, and we will therefore continue to remain open and operate in line with UK Government guidance.

 

Our staff: 

Members of our staff who are well and unable to work from home are continuing essential operations, whilst adhering to social distancing rules. All staff who can work from home are doing so. All those in the UK Government’s ‘at increased risk’ groups are also at home.

 

However, the net result is that we are seeing a significant reduction in staff availability, which is having an immediate effect on our ability to make and supply our products.

 

Our supply chains: 

Given the more stringent isolation measures being applied in other countries, we are now unable to obtain some products from certain suppliers.

We continue to have stock of other components but are having to monitor what we are able to make very closely. We would like to assure you that, wherever possible, we are continuing to manufacture product; but please be conscious that delays to deliveries are inevitable given the unprecedented global pandemic.  

Going forward: 

We remain focused on balancing our need to protect the health and welfare of our staff with our need to support our customers’ requirements for life safety products. To do this, we continue to closely follow the latest UK Government guidance as circumstances relating to the coronavirus outbreak change. This is an extremely fast-moving situation and we continue to consider a range of options for how best to proceed in the short and longer terms, which we are reviewing daily and will keep you informed as the situation changes.

 

If you have questions about specific orders or products, please get in touch with your usual Advanced contact by phone or email and we will do our best to update you.

We would like to thank you for your understanding during this time.

 

Joe Leiserach

Operations Director

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