Coronavirus – guidance for Manufacturers

Published by David Mepsted on 23 March 2020

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Businesses in the manufacturing sector were already struggling to hire experienced staff for their technically more sophisticated production lines. The Coronavirus outbreak has added further pressure and companies are working hard to ensure they continue to produce goods whilst limiting the spread of the infection.

As well as practical areas such as implementing a shift scheme for your workforce, including the segregating of key staff so as to mitigate future risk and identifying where possible staff can work from home. We’ve identified some useful links covering key areas that could support your manufacturing business during the pandemic:

The Government website is regularly updated with details of guidance for employers and businesses. We have also produced a summary of support for businesses on our website here.

Manufactures can help and make a big difference

For companies who are already manufacturing ventilators or who can manufacture ventilators, they are being directed straight to Department of Health & Social Care: email ventilation.challenge@dhsc.gov.uk

Companies with capabilities who think they can re-purpose production are asked to complete this template online.

For direct queries please contact Business gov helpline on 0300 456 3565 or email ventilator.support@beis.gov.uk.

Specification for ventilators to be used in UK hospitals during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak can be viewed here.

For further information and guidance, please speak with myself or one of our other Manufacturing specialists.

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