Firstly, we hope our own staff and their families, and also those of our suppliers, partners and customers continue to remain safe.
At the time of writing, full lockdowns have been announced in January 2021 similar to those experienced at the start of the pandemic in March 2020. In line with current Government guidance, including the guidance sought and received by some of our representative trade bodies, Scott Group businesses continue to trade under keyworker and essential business definitions. Our business is almost exclusively the provision of pallets, packaging and cleaning, hygiene and personal protective equipment products into:
Transport: This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.
Food and other necessary goods: This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).
Health and social care: This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributors of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.
Our sites remain operational and we have safe systems of work in place to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, who have shown incredible resilience. Paramount at all times is a change to safe work patterns, social distancing measures and improved cleaning regimes.
We are constantly monitoring this situation within our supply chain and our customer base, and it is highly likely that one of our team will be/have been in touch with you already to understand your own situation (if this is not the case please contact us). Ongoing adjustments to our operations will occur to take account of this knowledge.
Should you have any further concerns please contact us.