Covid-19 Reporting and Continuity of Service
Over the past couple of weeks, the government has decided to ease the COVID-19 guidelines and has begun the process of normalising the situation. Schools, shops and work places are reopening as is general access to the majority of public areas.
During this transition, we at Johnsons Workwear intend to exhibit caution regarding our customer and employee’s health and safety. As many of our staff will be returning to work there is a likelihood that there may be an outbreak of the virus. We are mindful of this possibility and have therefore put together a precautionary policy and relevant procedures. This policy will tell you how your services with us shall be affected. However, to ensure that we collectively handle localised outbreaks in the best possible fashion, we would like you to agree to the following;
- We would like you to contact us if there is a suspected outbreak at your premises or any reported cases of COVID-19 amongst your employees.
- Once notified we will ask you for further information regarding the employees i.e. if they are laundry users and when their likely last use of the laundry occurred.
- If the contaminated garments can be identified, they should be quarantined and remain on your premises for 72 hours.
- In the event that the garments cannot be quarantined for 72 hours, they must be put in plastic bags and placed within cages that are clearly identified.
- Where cases of COVID-19 have been reported, consideration should be given to using alternative collection and delivery points that minimise our colleagues presence on site.
The above actions have been introduced to try and help maintain continuity services, under extremely testing circumstances. If we are made aware of instances of potential contamination of garments from third parties i.e. national or local news, we may have to quarantine goods that are destined for imminent delivery and we wish to avoid this wherever possible.
We have our own internal procedures which we are happy to share, should you want to review the actions resulting from our own risk assessment.
To ensure stability of service on an ongoing basis, we must first put procedures in place to protect our own employees from the dangers of COVID-19. We hope that you will work with us to contain the virus, so that we can all go to work safe knowing that we are doing whatever we can to keep infections to a minimum.
If you have any questions concerning any of the above, please contact your local plant.