During these unprecedented times, Companion remains motivated to provide solutions and support to increase the independence of the physically challenged or elderly, to enable them to live an active life, and to facilitate for their care providers and family.
As we navigate through the Coronavirus pandemic we are acutely aware of the challenges we all face, particularly our older customers and those at increased risk of the illness.
Circumstances are changing rapidly. However, we have a robust supply chain and business continuity plans which we’re reviewing regularly in conjunction with the advice and guidance from the government and public health authorities.
We’re doing everything we can to safeguard our employees, suppliers, partners and customers.
We’re prioritising our ability to keep our factories operational and our teams motivated and mobilised to deliver the service level standards you expect from Companion.
We’ve tightened our health and hygiene protocols for all our employees and taken steps to keep our factories up and running so that we can maintain ‘business as usual’ as the situation develops.
Many of our office-based employees are working from home thanks to the hard work and swift preparations by our teams. Efforts are on-going to extend remote working to as many people as possible according to priorities and to reduce the risks for people who remain on-site as well as our field-based teams.
Rigorous hygiene (extra hand soap and cleaning of hard surfaces)
We currently have no major challenges. We will continue to supply and maintain our much-needed products and services for the many vulnerable people who are completely dependent on them to make their everyday life easier. We take our responsibility seriously for supporting them, particularly at a time when they’re feeling very worried about the risk to their health of contact with strangers in their homes.
Let us all stay safe and take the necessary precautions to combat this virus.
The government and the NHS are currently prioritising initiatives to free up hospital beds which can be used for patients who are unwell with COVID-19. The NHS is therefore keen to discharge patients who are well enough to go home if they have the necessary equipment to assist them.
Companion has a large team of fully qualified surveyors who are standing by to assist by carrying out stairlift and patient handling assessments. We are keen to offer this service as it will help to free up hospital beds.
18 March 2020