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28 May 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE

Continued production

Production at William Reed Weaving is continuing during the Coronavirus pandemic. We continue to strive to meet customer expectations whilst taking great care to respect the need for social distancing and to comply with all health and safety requirements.

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21 May 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE

Risk assessment May 2020

William Reed and Coating Applications - Risk Assessment 18/05/2020 What are the hazards? Spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus Who might be harmed and how? Staff, Drivers, Site visitors & Contractors Health advice Public health advice notices on display referencing how to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus If anyone becomes ill at workplace with symptoms, they will be sent home and advised to follow stay at home guidelines. If a member of staff has confirmed that they have developed Covid-19 and have recently been on the premises, the General Manager will contact Public Health England and take appropriate advice Hand washing Facilities in place Signs at all entrance points. Hand gel sanitizer and wipes located at entry points, canteens, and toilets Offices and working areas all have antibacterial disposable wipes and hand sanitizer Hand washing posters on display All staff encouraged to regularly wash hands Cleaning Frequent cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces. Daily cleaning routine adhered to by dedicated staff Social distancing Signs reminding staff about social distancing rules and guidelines. Canteens & clocking in areas marked with 2 metre distancing strips. Management checks to ensure adherence Most looms and machines by their nature encourage social distancing, signs encouraging 2 metre distance to be kept, where closer contact cannot be avoided PPE must be worn Internal meetings reduced to a minimum in number & attendees, following social distancing guidelines. Breaks rescheduled to allow for minimal occupancy of canteen and toilet areas. Use of PPE Disposable gloves readily available in all production areas and at entrances Disposable face masks available for use on request held by HR Manager. Face shields available for use on request Held by HR Manager All other normal PPE available as required Actions Cleaning Individual wash items to be distributed Temperature monitoring To be introduced - PPE to be worn Offices Where offices are shared - Suitable clear screens to be installed between desks

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09 Apr 2020

Update

Corona Virus update 9th April 2020

FACTORY CLOSURE Firstly, we very much hope that you and your families are staying safe in these challenging times. Since closing the factory on March 24th, we have been keeping in close contact with our key customers and suppliers. We have “skeleton” staff at the mill who have been handling essential day to day activities. The majority of our customer base continue to be stopped, or to be operating at lower levels of activity. With this background, we are extending our closure for two more weeks, i.e. until Monday 27th April 2020. However, at this stage (based on our current knowledge of customer demands, and recognising the need to socially distance effectively), we will only be restarting on 27th April in a limited way We will continue to keep you updated

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