ED ALERT: COVID-19 Update #4

ED ALERT: COVID-19 Update #4

We’re keeping you updated as guidance from the government changes, with instruction on what to do as an Altrad employee. We’re making sure we continue to communicate regularly as the situation changes.

If you access your payslips online, make sure you’ve got an email address registered so we can send you updates directly. This is how you do it. https://uk.altradservices.com/how-to-get-the-latest-coronavirus-updates. If you don’t access payslips online, click here to receive updates directly https://mailchi.mp/altrad/covid-19.

All the previous guidance on prevention, i.e. hand washing and hygiene still stands. Get the latest advice directly from the NHS here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Right now schools and colleges remain open, with the only affirmative action required being to observe social distancing.

The following now applies for tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March:

  • All those who are over 70, pregnant or have underlying health conditions should speak with their line manager. Each case is different, so we’re asking that each manager makes a decision in discussion with HR using the latest government guidance which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response Further guidance has been sent via email to Line Managers.
  • All other employees should report to work as normal tomorrow.

Personal Separation at Work

This Government and Company guidance is for everyone. It advises on social distancing or personal separation measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • Keep two meters from each other in general circulation
  • Review how we use canteens and kitchens.  If someone is already in there, consider not going in. Stagger lunches and breaks maintain two-meter separation
  • Restrict meetings and attendance, use phone or Skype. 
  • If meetings are essential, restrict attendance and keep two-meter separation

Business Travel

The movement of people has not been restricted in the UK right now. However, you should defer non-essential visits, or arrange to use Skype instead where it’s possible.