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Over the last few weeks the news regarding COVID-19 and then on Monday the clear call from the Government for most business premises to be closed down have both acted in a way to reduce our usual diary commitments.
One of our team members is pregnant and some of the others live in settings which required us to make changes to protect those families. Although there are some elements of our work that can be carried out away from the office and away from our clients locations, the majority of what we do requires our teams to work together on locations away from their homes.
On Monday evening we called all of the team to stay away from the office and from our working sites for the foreseeable future starting on the following morning. Since then we have adapted our approach as the requirements have arisen. Some of this has been to prepare for what we can do as soon as the red site lights turn amber or green again, and some has been to treat emergency requirements as being matters we needed to respond to straight away.
Usually we are busy every day and for many days ahead and so imediate requirements cannot be easily fulfilled. However our greater flexibility and our commitment to meet high profile needs meant that when Sussex Police and one of the local NHS Trusts called for our help to ensure that their new COVID-19 control centres could have the audio visual equipment set up and made to work, that we were able to turn around straight away and meet their needs, to help protect our whole county based communities.
In addition to this we are now preparing where we will place our first few steps as soon as we can reopen the workshop to do more regular activities. Clearly most Chamber of Commerce members are not emergency workers like the Police and NHS but if any of you require us to assist you once the red light gets switched off, we would be delighted to assist you with any Audio Visual requirements and indeed if you are wanting us to prepare quotations or tender responses that have an audio visual element, we would be delighted to help you before the red light gets switched off!