PUBLISHED: 8TH APRIL 2020
The Port of Felixstowe remains fully operational as normal.
Changes that were made to reorganise quayside staff into segregated teams, establish a second Operations Centre and enable home working for employees for whom it is practical are all working well.
All those staff that remain on-site, in operational or administrative functions, have been equipped with face masks and measures have been taken to ensure 2 metre social distancing requirements are met.
Our dedicated workforce is continuing to ensure that we deliver for our customers on both quayside and landside operations. We are proud of the work they are doing and many of you will have seen some of them 'Clapping for the NHS' during Her Majesty the Queen's address to the nation.
We still have some colleagues self-isolating although the number has been reducing steadily over the last week. There remains significant uncertainty about the short term trajectory of the virus. We hope the current trend continues but are planning to ensure resilience of service should there be an uptick.
We are continuing to support those that are self-isolating with regular welfare calls from our HR team.
It remains a rapidly changing situation and we will continue to monitor and respond to evolving guidance from the Government and the appropriate health agencies to minimise the risks to, and impacts upon, our employees, customers, tenants and anyone who visits the port in the course of their business.
The Port of Felixstowe plays a critical role in supporting UK supply chains and we will ensure that it remains able to do so throughout this crisis.
We would like to thank you for your continuing support.
The Port of Felixstowe.