Coronavirus update12th March 2020
As a key supplier to MoD, delivering critical defence outputs, STS Defence is committed to successfully and safely maintaining our business continuity throughout the coronavirus outbreak.
Despite the challenges, we are continuing to deliver on our commitments to customers and are maintaining business as close to normal as possible by developing and innovating new ways of working.
On September 22nd, the government announced further measures to address the increasing risk of Covid–19. We have assessed the latest guidelines and, whilst it is clear that we have already implemented much of the guidance, we are taking this opportunity to identify any further improvements we should make.
What’s changing for STS Defence:
- Working from home – Where it is effective and sensible to do so, staff are encouraged to work from home or reduce their time in the office. This is to reduce the average number of people in the office and avoid peaks of large numbers.
- Visitors – All visitors must be kept to a minimum and will only be allowed on site with prior approval from the Managing Director.
HANDS – Everyone must wash or sanitise their hands as soon as they arrive on site and regularly throughout the day. As a minimum this should be at every break, especially before and after using common areas such as kitchen spaces and toilets.
- FACE – It will now be necessary for everyone to wear a mask in the office when 2m distancing cannot be maintained. Masks are available if needed. Because of the chance of being close to others, staff must wear masks whenever they are away from their normal work space and when moving about the building.
- SPACE – Everyone must maintain a distance of at least 2m from each other wherever possible or ensure that your desk or work space has sufficient protection or barriers around it. All work positions will be appropriately separated or protected, with strictly controlling numbers and spaces in meeting rooms.
In summary, we are responding to the latest government guidelines and the above changes are implemented with immediate effect.
As always, please do not hesitate to call us if you have any queries or concerns…Keep safe.
Please call us on +44 (0) 2392 584222 or email us using the Contact form at the top of the page if you have any questions