As you may be aware, the UK and Scottish Governments each made statements last week, (Sunday 10th May), the former with respect to the potential easing of imposed restrictions within the UK as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result of these statements, we wish to provide a further update on MacTaggart Scott’s current position in respect of this crisis.
Whilst there are differing messages in place within the UK, the approach for our company at this time remains the same as previously advised.
MacTaggart Scott recognises that it is an essential supplier to both UK and Overseas defence partners, and as such, we are committed to maintaining our operations as best we can in these troubling times, with the continuation of appropriate safe distancing measures and remote working as appropriate.
Please be assured that we remain committed to maintaining essential and key business operations. All of our staff who can securely work from home have been enabled to do so. Our production staff numbers remain scaled down with alternative shift patterns continuing in order to enable appropriate social distancing in the work place.
Please be aware that the entire COVID-19 situation continues to be monitored daily by our Board who are also taking cognisance of the daily guidance being provided by our Governments in this matter. Our Board is also working closely with our Health & Safety department to consider the long term impacts of COVID-19 and the likelihood of a prolonged need for social distancing in the workplace, this is part of our strategy to managing a safe return to work for all teams in the fullness of time.
We hope that you will continue to both understand and support the need for the above actions, and recognise that during this continued lockdown period, the situation may evolve further. We will therefore continue to provide further updates as necessary on an ongoing basis.
Please note for information purposes that where we are able to identify a direct impact of these alternative working measures, on a specific order or programme, we will seek to contact each customer separately in this matter.
Thank you for your continuing understanding and patience in this matter.
STATEMENT AS AT 18th MAY 2020