UPDATED 25th MARCH 2020:
Like most organisations, we are making our way through the Coronavirus pandemic one day at a time.
Since our update on 18 March (below), all Alupro team members are now working from home. We keep in touch daily with video calls and are maintaining a reasonable semblance of business as usual for our partners.
Our heartfelt thanks go to those people who continue to deliver services vital for the communities where we all work and live.
Keep safe, be kind, keep recycling.
In response to the current health crisis, here at Alupro we are taking the following measures:
Our office is in a rural location, and except for the postman, we rarely have the opportunity to welcome visitors. With immediate effect, any meetings planned to take place in the office will now be conducted via virtual meeting tools. Additionally, no Alupro team members will attend external meetings.
We successfully tested our IT systems on Monday, when the full team worked from home. It is important that we balance team members’ needs and Government guidance, and so the office will operate with skeleton staffing. Guidelines to maintain cleanliness to minimise the risk of contamination are being followed. We are taking this time to ensure that everyone has what they need to effectively work from home as and when the need arises.
We are working closely with partners in order to ensure plans for MetalMatters campaigns remain flexible.
Our Every Can Counts events calendar is clearly subject to change. We are supporting festival and event organisers, and where necessary, will make our own call in order to protect our recycling ambassadors and the public. For example, we made the decision not to attend The Boat Race (29 March) before the organisers announced that the event is cancelled.
We are reviewing these measures daily and will continue to respond to Government guidelines and our members’ and team members actions and needs, in order to maintain business as usual for all our partners.