Pia Covid-19 Statement
March 25, 2020
As the country enters a new phase of the COVID-19 outbreak,
Pia has issued the below statement on the measures being taken to combat the
risk of spreading the illness while keeping supply chains fully operational.
Official COVID-19 advice
COVID-19, or novel Coronavirus Disease 2019, is a new
illness that can affect an individual’s lungs and airways. The symptoms of
COVID-19 are a high temperature and a new and persistent cough. For official
guidance on the illness, Pia urges everyone to read the NHS/Coronavirus
links – both pages are live updated throughout the day with official
information and guidance.
Due to the situation in the UK escalating, Pia believes it
is necessary to communicate with its customers the actions it is taking to reduce
the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to supply our customers.
All non-essential visits to Pia have been postponed
indefinitely to reduce the risk of spreading the illness, as per government
advice. Pia staff will also not be travelling on business trips for the
Pia has been identified as a Critical Supplier so continues
to offer full services, however most functions are being completed by remote
working. In the offices, there remain essential duties to take place. To mitigate
the risk in this circumstance, Pia staff are following all of the guidelines
regarding social distancing and handwashing.
Reviewing advice daily
During this unprecedented situation for the nation, Pia is
taking all appropriate actions to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus
while still supplying braille, large print and audio transcriptions to its
The situation is changing daily, and Pia is meticulously
monitoring and reviewing the guidance and procedures throughout each working
day so that it can be prepared and proactive in its response.
We hope that everyone remains safe and well as the situation
Transparent communication between all actors in
the supply chain is the key to ensuring customer orders are met. Contact Pia on
01633 488000 or email@example.com to talk to a member
of the team directly.