As current events around the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the global economy continue to evolve and measures are taken to contain and treat the virus we wish to assure you that at Chartwell our employees and customers are our top priority. We are actively monitoring the situation and will ensure we communicate with you as it develops and our appraisal of the situation changes, helping us all to minimise the impact on our lives as we go about our day to day business.

At present and until further advice from the government and world health organisation we are continuing with business as usual whilst implementing the following list of actions to reduce risk where possible – We have also included some links to further information that provide accurate facts around the current situation and dispel a lot of the misleading information that is currently being reported.

Home Working

We are encouraging and supporting employees to work from home where possible, avoiding unnecessary travel and interactions with others.

Meetings Held Remotely

Both Internal and External Meetings are currently being held remotely with the use of TEAMS or Skype.

Company Team Meetings

Divisional company team meetings were due to be held in April – these are now postponed until further notice.

Factory Acceptance Testing

The panel shop has been closed to non Chartwell employees until further notice – we are in contact with our customers whose projects require panel FAT testing so that alternative arrangements can be made.

Office Visitors

Visit by non Chartwell personnel to our offices has been reduced to essential visit only.

Additional Cleaning

Chartwell offices are currently undergoing ongoing enhanced cleaning.

Availability of Materials

We are in constant communication with our suppliers to understand any forecasted issues. We have also increased our own stock levels to help minimise any potential disruption.

General Advice

Public Health England (PHE) recommends that the following general cold and flu precautions are taken to help prevent people from catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
  • put used tissues in straight away
  • wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

If you are worried about symptoms, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.

Further Advice

Chartwells default position remains inline with our company handbook and the advice provided by the Government and that of the World Health Organisation

Please use the following links for the latest advice and any updates.

ACAS Coronavirus

COVID-19: Guidance for employers

World Health Organization (COVID19)

As always if you have any concerns or wish to discuss any of the above please speak to any of the Chartwell management team or a Chartwell trained mental health first aider.