Statement from Kingsland Drinks
We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone, as the threat and uncertainty posed by COVID-19 presents a worldwide challenge. Following the government announcement on 23rd March that supermarkets, other food shops and off-licences are deemed essential businesses, as much as possible, it is business as usual for Kingsland Drinks.
We have a full policy in place related to Covid-19 and are following Government guidelines. We’re prepared to adapt and take appropriate action as necessary as the situation changes and we are monitoring it daily. Our priority right now is helping to protect the health of our employees and customers in the first instance, while we remain dedicated to ensuring our customers continue to receive high levels of service they’re used to.
Our site in Irlam continues to operate as usual but we have introduced various new, additional controls to help protect the health of our employees, customers and the general population;
- As a food grade site, our hygiene standards have always been very high. This continues to be a priority and is being maintained and increased where possible. Information has been displayed on all the communal areas and on our employee app to encourage appropriate handwashing and use of anti-septic gels.
- We are following guidelines for distance working. All staff who can work from home are doing so, and we have implemented new shift patterns to allow for deep cleaning measures, enable segregation and minimise unnecessary contact.
- Site access has been restricted to essential visitors and we have cancelled our attendance at any events or meetings that would pose an avoidable health risk.
- We are in constant contact with our supply base and customer partners to ensure minimum disruption and continuation of the high levels of service they are used to.
We will continue to monitor and update regularly as the situation changes.
We wish you all the best in this challenging time and hope that you, your friends, families and colleagues stay safe and well.