McGoff Construction Coronovirus Statement

March 20 2020

In response to the current Coronavirus situation in the UK and following our recent communications, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your continued commitment and support during these uncertain and difficult times.

The whole Construction industry enters a state of flux as development programmes grind to a halt. Our situation is vastly different, as we are a group of diverse yet closely related businesses specialising in the creation and operation of much needed Care Facilities for the most vulnerable in our society.

It is totally understandable as to why so many Businesses and indeed individuals feel utterly powerless during this National Crisis. We however feel we can really make a positive difference in these extreme conditions, by supporting key workers in both hospitals and private care facilities. Back to the Garden Childcare is working closely with Local Authorities proffering child care places for the care workers to avail of, thereby taking the pressure off skillsets desperately needed on the front line.  Newcare is working with Local Health Authorities to support their need to mitigate bed blocking within hospitals as we make our newly built Care Home Facilities available to ease such pressures.

McGoff Construction’s activities will now be solely focused upon delivering such Care Facilities nationally, currently across 10 settings, for our related Businesses and other valued Care Sector Clients. Their challenge will be to increase the pace of the delivery of private hospitals to support the NHS in its time of need. Having invested heavily in offsite Construction, we are best placed to meet this challenge through rapid construction techniques being currently utilised via Panacea within the Group. In all likelihood we will be accelerating productivity hand in glove with front line responders to fight this war waged by an invisible enemy.

“Every effort will be made by McGoff Construction to drive our projects to programmed completion and want to reassure our valued Supply Chain of our objectives.”

We want to reassure you that McGoff Construction has already taken a number of actions as advised by our Government to minimise the health risk to our employees and supply chain. We are following all guidance and advice issued by HM Government and Public Health England and will be initiating further procedures:

–  Anti-bacterial gel and wipes delivered to all sites as often as the Supply Chain allows, our Procurement team are working tirelessly to source available stocks.

–  Temperature checking upon entry to all of our sites.

–  Allocation of a dedicated individual, trained by the Groups Lead Infection Control and BICS

–  Qualified Trainer to carry out hygiene duties, including regular cleans of welfare and office facilities.

–  ‘Break Rotas’ to stagger brew and lunch times, in line with Government guidelines on Social Distancing.

– Social Distancing Marshals on site.

Our Head office teams are operating as usual, albeit from home. All team members can be contacted in the usual manner, via email or telephone; which will support our objective of business continuity to deliver projects of national importance. Our Infrastructure, telecommunications and IT systems will provide us with minimal business interruption during this time.

To support us with minimising the risk of infection please continue to adhere to the following;

– Please do not report for duty to McGoff Construction Projects if you are experiencing symptoms such as high temperature, cough or difficulty breathing. Please self-isolate for 7 days if you live alone, or 14 days if you live with others.

– Follow the social distancing guidelines of 2m between individuals.

– Follow best hygiene practices as recommended by Public Health England.

– Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze put used tissues in the bin straight away.

– Wash your hands with soap and water often – use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

– Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

– Restrict visitors on to our sites for non-essential visits until further notice.

– Consider conference calls over face to face meetings.

– Place moratoriums on hand-shaking.

From our family to yours, please stay safe and keep in contact with our operational delivery teams.

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