Further to our last statement on the subject matter, we wish to provide a further update on MacTaggart Scott’s response to this crisis, given the statements made by the UK Prime Minister and the First Minister of Scotland on the 4th January 2021.
The statements from both the UK Government and the Scottish Government were once again clear, in that the single most important action that we can take in fighting the Coronavirus is for people to stay at home in order to prevent the spread of the new variant, help save lives and protect the UK National Health Service. The UK as a whole, from midnight on 4th January 2020, entered a further lockdown period of at least 4 weeks of increased social distancing, during which travel to, and from, places of work should only be conducted when work cannot be done from home.
We are an essential supplier to both UK and Overseas defence partners, and as such, are dedicated to continuing our operations during these troubling times.
We therefore remain committed to maintaining essential and key business operations as best we can, whilst also keeping people safe and being compliant with the latest Governmental COVID-19 restrictions. To this end and in light of the latest Governmental advice, all staff who can securely and effectively work from home have been told to do so. At the same time, our production facility continues to operate to appropriate capacity, with alternate working patterns and enhanced health and safety requirements in place, to maintain operation of key defence assets and programmes.
Please be aware that this situation will be monitored continuously over the coming weeks and our Board of Directors will continue to review the daily guidance being provided by our Government in this matter.
We hope that you will both understand and support the need for the above actions, and that during this new lockdown period, the situation will likely continue to evolve. We will therefore continue to provide further updates as necessary on an ongoing basis.
Please note for information purposes that each customer will be contacted separately if there is a specific impact to their own orders and / or programme.
Thank you for your continuing understanding and patience in this matter.