CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: 30/03/2020

UK & IRELAND

As both countries’ Governments have now enforced social distancing for all other than key personnel, we have taken the following steps:

We will continue to support customers that are still operating with full remote support and in the case of a safeguarding issue for a site that is remaining open because it falls into a key worker category or is supporting key workers, we will endeavour to attend site.

 

 

This is in accordance with the PSA guidelines in the Republic of Ireland which considers the following services as falling within the scope of essential services:

Electronic Security Installers (Access Control, CCTV and Intruder Alarm) installing or repairing access control systems, CCTV systems and intruder alarms at premises providing essential services or premises closed to the public.

Installer may also respond to emergency call outs. All other installation and regular maintenance/ service work should cease. Retail premises should be closed. If emergency services need to be provided at the licence holder’s premises this should be done by appointment. The premises should remain closed to the public.

Employees should at all times when travelling to and from work bring work identification.

 

For emergency requests, please call:

(UK) 0333 567 66 77

(IRE) 1800 336 842

If you have a non-urgent request, please email: [email protected]

 

Please stay safe and well and at home!

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) advice from Almas Industries

As concerns are growing around the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), at Almas wanted to reassure you about the day-to-day use of our biometric devices.

Using an Almas Industries biometric reader is in no way any different to touching any other communal object, from a door handle or turnstile to a shopping trolley, handrail or toilet flusher.

It is virtually impossible to avoid contact with everyday communal objects, but there are measures that can be taken to help reduce the chance of catching or spreading the virus. Using hand sanitisers before using biometric readers actually promotes better hygiene as there is no contamination of the communal door handle.

The symptoms of Coronavirus are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu. The NHS has an online service for those who are concerned that they may have coronavirus, available here. In the event that any of your workforce does contract coronavirus, NHS advice on self-isolation can be found here.

Government advice reminds us that generally, most people will only experience mild symptoms, but coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Almas Industries’ systems are designed with safety in front of mind, which is why so many sites use our systems. We are continuing to support and protect our customers during this time.

Please feel free to download our poster which can be displayed anywhere as a reminder of preventative measures.