We are currently experiencing perhaps the greatest challenge of our lifetimes; the global Covid-19 pandemic. We would like to reassure you that from the start - and throughout the lockdown period - Certikin’s first priority has been the safety of our staff and customers.

You will hopefully have read our recent updates on how we are continuing to operate to support customers, whilst maintaining the supply chain during this difficult time. We have done this in accordance with all Government guidelines and by prioritising health and safety. We thought it would be helpful to provide you with further details on how we have achieved this.

When the Government announced the start of the lockdown on 23rd March we listened carefully to what we were told and followed the Prime Minister’s instructions. First, if at all possible, that we should work from home. In the first week we introduced the technology to allow over 50 employees to do this. This created the office space to allow a skeleton office staff to socially distance themselves in the workplace, often working in individual offices.

For those jobs which cannot be carried out from home, again we listened carefully to the Government instructions and followed guidance from the HSE. Our warehouse operations have been rearranged so that our staff do not work closer than 2 metres from each other. To keep our staff protected, PPE and sanitising materials have been provided, rotas are in place for breaks and our collections arrangements have been changed to safeguard customers and staff alike. Likewise, our factory and production operations have been redesigned where necessary to ensure social distancing. Some areas of production - liners for example - may be slower but it is in line with HSE guidance. For details see https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/social-distancing-coronavirus.htm

We’ve made every effort to ensure that our colleagues whose jobs cannot be carried out from home are as safe at work as they would be at home.

All of our staff are doing a remarkable job to carry on working and we will continue to do all we can to protect and support them. We will of course be following and complying with all of the latest Government guidelines.

We are all extremely saddened once more by the tragic death toll over the Easter weekend and our thoughts are with all those affected. We want to thank you all for your support and understanding and we wish the very best to you, your families and your staff during this difficult time. 

Stay safe.