As you will doubtless be aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is changing on a daily basis. Lamonde is paying close attention and taking all necessary measures in line with advice from the UK Government. Employees, customers and suppliers must refer to Government advice also.
We take the safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers and suppliers very seriously, in particular, we are adhering to advice from the Government and medical experts regarding contact and cleaning regimes. We have increased our cleaning activities and are paying particular attention to areas of contact. We encourage the use of personal sanitising alcohol-based hand gel as well as proper hand cleaning with soap as advised by the UK Government.
Additionally, despite remaining a friendly and welcoming company, we request that handshakes and other physical greetings contact be avoided for the time being. Individuals should maintain appropriate separation to avoid potential contact, and pay particular attention to this within confined spaces.
Business Continuity Policy
Lamonde has developed a Business Continuity Policy intended to:
- Protect the welfare of our employees, customers and suppliers
- Ensure the business continues to operate effectively
- Minimise the spread of Coronavirus
Therefore, if you have returned from Italy, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Macau, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar in the last 14 days and display any symptoms consistent with flu, fever, dry cough, sneezing or difficulty breathing, we request that you do not visit Lamonde’s offices, or request that our staff visit you at your premises.
Additionally, if you have visited any of the Wuhan and Hubei districts of China, Daegu and Cheongdo in the Republic of Korea, Iran or any country under containment, regardless of any symptoms, we request that you conform to current Government advice to self-isolate and not visit our offices or events.
As this is a changing situation, we may need to amend or update this policy to align with the changing requirements.
If you start to feel unwell whilst attending our office or an event of ours and you believe that you may have been exposed to the virus, please move to an isolated area away from other people and notify us and we will endeavour to find you a room. Call NHS 111 and explain which country, if any, you have returned from in the previous 14 days and outline your symptoms. Whilst awaiting medical attention, please avoid touching people, surfaces and objects and adhere to the guidelines outlined below under ‘preventing the spread of infection’.
Accordingly, employees are not permitted to be present in our office or visit those of our customers or suppliers and vice versa if they:
- Have met the definition of contact with a case OR satisfy the epidemiological and clinical criteria as defined by Public Health England
- suffer from an acute respiratory disease
- have been suffering from cough, flu, fever or breathlessness within the last 14 days
Public Health England recommends the following precautions are taken to help prevent people from catching and spreading COVID-19. We respectfully request that you follow these guidelines whilst attending our offices:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water and use alcohol-based sanitisers. This is particularly important after travelling on public transport.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
- Do not sneeze into your hands.
- Dispose of tissues straight away and wash your hands with soap and water.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Lamonde Automation maintains a flexible attitude to home working, and we are particularly reinforcing this approach during this period. Employees have the ability to conduct sales calls, technical support, accounts and sales discussions remotely. During this time, this is our preferred approach rather than the face to face meetings.
Thank you for your continued support in maintaining these Health & Safety best practices.