The COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) outbreak has now quickly spread across the globe and into every region where Logicalis operates.
Please find below the Logicalis actions to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which are in addition to our business continuity plan (BCP). This page will be updated as official guidance and our response changes (updated 24/03/2020).
Logicalis regularly checks the WHO and Public Health England updates for advice, and have implemented the following travel restrictions, which are effective immediately:
Forms of travel
In addition to travel policies we are introducing the following travel rules:
To avoid the increased risk that large gatherings of people from across the organisation brings and in light of government advice, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone all internal and customers events scheduled to take place between now and the end of April. These decisions will be reviewed in-line with government advice as and when it is updated.
Employee Safety and Business Continuity Plans
Our Business Continuity Plan has been prepared to assist the organisation to manage a serious, disruptive crisis in a controlled and structured manner, and to limit the impact on both employees and customers.
We deliver continual training to our staff in relation to information security and best practices, and we have a range of remote connectivity and collaboration tools in place to ensure we can continue to work effectively and efficiently with each other, our customers, and our suppliers.
The majority of our core business applications are SaaS-based, and our employees’ laptops have full encryption technology applied. We are confident that our business operations and service commitments to customers will continue as normal, and that we can operate all of our systems and processes remotely with little to no interruptions.
If any of our employees are experiencing any flu-like or feverish symptoms or believe they may have come into close contact with anyone else experiencing these symptoms, we will ask them to self-isolate and begin to notify anyone who may be at risk due to recent contact with that employee.
In areas of extreme concern, teams may be broken down into smaller cells to reduce the risk of virus transmission.
Our priority is to keep our employees in good health and there are some simple things that we can all do to reduce our risk. We have communicated guidance from WHO to all employees and are actively driving the following advice:
The health of Logicalis’ clients, employees and partners is our primary concern, and we will continue to monitor developments and factor these into plans as WHO and Public Health England advise.
All Logicalis UK employees who are visiting customer sites will be asked to adhere to the highest level of guidance in place, whether that be the guidance issued above, or whether any customer sites have implemented further controls. The internal guidance will continue to mirror that of the WHO and Public Health England, and may be updated at any time.
Our service centres are actively implementing similar policies, and we are confident that we will be able to continue to operate at full service. As a global organisation, we also have the backup of service centres around the world, and we are working on contingency planning as government advice evolves.
You can check this page regularly for any updates to this guidance. For customers of IBM, Microsoft, or Cisco, you can find their statements below.
Where possible, Logicalis UK is committed to doing everything possible to reduce any supply chain disruption. However, in instances where delays are out of our control, we remain committed to keeping our customers informed every step of the way.
Further information regarding Logicalis Group’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak can be found here. If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact your Account Manager or email email@example.com.