Coronavirus - Our Approach
At Awdry Bailey and Douglas we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as it unfolds. In such unprecedented times our focus is not only on continuing to provide a high quality service, but on the health and wellbeing of our people, our clients and the local community.
We have actively communicated the latest government guidance and our continuity plans to our employees and are committed to helping prevent the spread of Coronavirus, while maintaining full business services.
Currently all of our offices remain open, however as a responsible employer we have requested that staff work from home wherever possible. All meetings are now by appointment only and providing the matter is urgent and personal attendance is crucial.
Rest assured that we have robust and secure IT systems in place so that all staff working from home can be contacted via email or phone in the usual way
We are a strong firm, with great people and a shared passion - to provide an excellent service to our clients, whatever the challenges; we will continue to do so. We thank you for your continuing support and will keep you informed as the situation evolves.
COVID-19 guidance when visiting our offices
Please do not attend our offices if you have symptoms and/or if any of your family members have symptoms and/or you have been in contact with anyone who has symptoms; you should follow the Government’s guidance regarding self isolating.
Of course, we are here to help and please do contact us by telephone or email in the first instance. We can set up video-conferencing at short notice if necessary.
Prior to this health crisis, we relished face-to-face meetings. Until there is a clearer way forward for the nation, it is best that meetings and conferences occur via the telephone/video in the majority of instances although this may not be always possible.
When attending the offices, it is of paramount importance that you comply with the social distancing measures set out by the Government.
For example, you must:
- Endeavour to wash your hands prior to attending.
- Keep your distance – stay a minimum of 2 metres from any other person.
- Cover your mouth – If you cough or sneeze, please do so into a tissue and dispose of it safely. If a tissue is not available please cough or sneeze into your arm.
- Use the hand sanitiser which will be easily located on your arrival.
- Bring your own black pen in the event that you need to sign documents.
- We should endeavour to keep the meeting time as short as possible.
If you so wish, you could consider utilising disposable gloves. You could consider wearing a face covering if you so wish, but we urge you to read the Government guidance in the first instance as there are factors to consider beforehand. For further information please visit https://www.gov.uk/
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