The UK is continuing to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus known as COVID-19.
On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic (an infectious disease outbreak that spreads on a global scale). While the majority of confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported from mainland China, cases have now been reported in over 100 other countries and regions, including areas of the UK, with the situation changing rapidly.
In order to comply with relevant health and safety legislation, to support the Government’s efforts to ‘contain’ and ‘delay’ the spread of the virus, and to support business continuity planning, Amey is implementing additional site control measures from Monday 16 March 2020.
Additional site control measures
One of the measures deemed necessary to mitigate the impact of the pandemic is to implement site control to essential personnel only, to support ‘social distancing’ measures recommended by the Government to ‘delay’ the spread of the virus. This includes:
• Encouraging all non-essential staff to work from home/avoid travelling to operational sites
• Suspension of all external visits including educational and industry visits
• Avoiding all non-essential travel and non-business critical meetings
These measures will remain in place until further notice. If you have scheduled a meeting at or a visit to one of our sites, a member of our team will contact you to discuss rescheduling. Further updates will be provided in due course.
We thank all our stakeholders, partners and suppliers for their understanding and support at this time.