Our first and foremost concern at this current time is the safety and well-being of our staff. We know this is a very worrying time for all employees and their wider families. This is an unprecedented time.
We have been closely following government advice on social distancing, self-isolation in the event of any suspected symptoms, and hand hygiene for several weeks now; our staff are reminded continually to observe these guidelines in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
Under the UK government and NI Executive advice, we have remained operational, as our services are classed as “essential”, in that they are required for the business continuity of major food retailers and the distribution of medical supplies (pallets for transport);and as an energy company, producing the fuel which is used to power hospitals, nursing homes and large supermarket chains.
Wherever possible, we have supported staff, who can do so, to work from home. A great majority of our people are operational, working heavy machinery, specialist production equipment and transport. For now, we are operating at a staffing level which allows our own business continuity in order to deliver these important services, whilst safeguarding against infection risk to our employees. We will continue to monitor this on a daily basis and in line with the latest government advice.
We are very thankful to our workforce at this very challenging time.