We have listened carefully to current the Government and our industry bodies, the PRCA and CIPR. In response, we have implemented contingency plans to protect our members of staff and to ensure business continuity during the extraordinary times we are all facing.
This means we have made some changes to the way in which our PR and communications services are delivered.
The lifeblood of every small business is its people and our first priority is to support our staff. We have implemented measures to keep our staff safe and minimise their risk of exposure to Coronavirus.
Members of staff who typically travel to work using public transport have been instructed to work from home until further notice. All members of staff can continue to be contacted via email and can also be reached via mobiles. Our main office telephone number will continue to be staffed 24/7.
For staff working within our office, we have also taken steps to comply with the Government’s recommended social distancing policies.
What can you do?
If you need any advice or support when it comes to communicating the measures your business is taking, remember, we are here to help.
We encourage you to read and act on the advice provided by Government and to adjust your working practices accordingly.
Make yourself aware of the signs and symptoms of the virus.
If you are infected or suspect a colleague or member of the public has become infected with the virus, follow this information.
The Government is providing daily press briefings, which are typically broadcast between 4pm-6pm. The advice for businesses is being updated daily and can be accessed here:
If you are based in the Sheffield City Region, the Launchpad programme has published additional guidance relating to how you can access financial support for your business. This information can be found here.
On behalf of all of us at Cannon PR, we wish you all the best. We will continue to provide relevant or useful information to support your business during this challenging time. Any updates will either be shared via our social media channels.
Additional useful resources:
NHS – Advice on Covid-19
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has published guidance notes aimed at helping employers and business owners to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Public Health England has produced a range of resources, including guidance for specific types of businesses as well as guidance to keep your home and loved ones safe.