Thredgards’ Updated Response to Coronavirus COVID-19

On 3rd March 2020, due to the expected spread of the Coronavirus, Thredgards put in place certain measures until such time as is deemed to be safe. We have listed these measures below.

Firstly, and most importantly, the virus has had a devastating effect on the population, and at this time, our thoughts are with those affected and those have lost loved ones to this global pandemic.

The virus has spread at an alarming rate over the past year but now seems to be improving here in the UK. However, Thredgards are still trying to keep ahead of the curve by implementing the same measures as below. This is providing continuity to the business and to our customers.

Office staff are still working from home, however this will not affect your contact with us or any orders placed. The factory has been and will continue to be running as normal with the strict measures already put in place.

On 3rd March 2020, Thredgards’ response to Coronavirus COVID-19 was as follows:

External Contact

– Thredgards will not permit any external suppliers or customers to visit the Thredgards site wihtout special approval

– We will arrange customer and supplier meetings using Zoom/Facetime/Skype

– Thredgards will allow necessary delivery personnel e.g. Royal Mail, couriers etc 

Suppliers

– Thredgards will be constantly reviewing suppliers during this period so as to try and maintain a steady supply of raw material and other supplies, especially so if these supplies are sourced from any affected countries.

Internal Procedures

– Thredgards currently already use hand sanitisers due to BRC Grade AA accreditation. Staff are using these at all times, even when not involved with food contact products.

– Staff showing any symptoms of a flu-like virus will be asked to phone in first and then advised to stay at home by senior management. They will self test and must self-isolate in line with the UK government’s guidelines.

We have not changed these measures since March 2020.

David Haswell

General Manager

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