Policy update on Covid-19
The impact of Covid 19 is growing every day, so our response is under constant review. So far it is business as usual apart from lots of working from home, Mar 17, 2020
July 2021 update
Throughout the pandemic to date, we have maintained a support team for those projects that have kept going throughout. As we go into July and the Flexible Furlough scheme is available, we are building up the teams to match demand as our industry slowly returns to life.
The Denaploy team have all weathered the storm so far and are being very careful to avoid catching or spreading the virus.
We are carefully monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic and
making daily decisions about our business operations and staff wellbeing – as
I’m sure you are too. For Denaploy, the health and safety of our team, our
partners, and our clients is our number-one priority. To this end, I want to
take a moment to explain what we have done to date and what we will be doing
moving forward as this situation evolves.
Denaploy has always had a comprehensive business continuity plan
(“BCP”) in place and we have now updated it to incorporate planning around the
coronavirus outbreak. Beyond this, we have ensured that our teams have the
resources they need to work remotely and deliver for our clients without
disruption should they need to. Our investment in technology over the years
makes this an easy task for our business. In addition, we are making the
following common-sense changes to our travel and meeting policies:
We have confirmed that no-one on our teams in any office has
travelled to Level II or Level III locations – as defined by the
CDC/ECDC/WHO/FCO – in the past 2 weeks and we have restricted any business
travel to these areas moving forward.
We are eliminating any non-essential business travel.
We are monitoring the situation carefully and may extend our
response at any time.
first obligation is to prevent the team getting the virus
- Good hygiene as per the NHS advise already circulated
- No sharing of any mugs/cutlery etc
- If anybody shows any symptoms they must immediately self-isolate and obtain a test
- All staff now have the facility to work from home via a VPN link to the office
- If anybody is required to
self-isolate they will be able to continue to work as normal as long as they are
- If our offices in the
Innovation Centre were to be closed, everybody would be able to work from
home. We will implement a group conference call each day at 9am to manage
workloads and issues.
- If anybody actually becomes
ill and is unable to work, then they need to register the problem and we will
be able to immediately claim Statutory Sick Pay under the changes introduced by
the budget today.
communicate with all our customers and explain that we are trying to avoid site
visits for the next few weeks while there is so much uncertainty so as to
reduce the risk of contagion.
- We have the technology at every desk to provide
screen sharing conference calls which can be used for assisting in the review
of manuals and training in the use of the manuals either to our
customers or direct to their client’s team.
- These actions are being taken
to ensure that we are able to continue to provide a high level service even in
a worst case scenario of wide spread problems (as in Italy).
We obviously hope that this will be a short term measure and
it is worth remembering that in the vast majority of cases of infections, the
illness is no worse than a bad dose of the flu.