Firstly, E-Plas Directors Lisa Morgan Marshall and Eric V. Marshall and all the E-Plas team would like extend our deepest sympathy to those who have been affected by the Corona-19 virus.
Our sincerest thanks to all our wonderful E-Plas staff and to all the health care professionals, police and emergency services, educators, freight distributors, store persons and shop assistants and everyone who is in their own way, contributing around Australia, to the well-being, safety and continuation of our everyday lives, who are caring for the sick, infirm and elderly, keeping us healthy, fed, safe and secure and enabling us, as much as possible, to get on with our everyday lives at this challenging time. You are all champions.
E-Plas would like to assure all our valued personnel, customers, suppliers and visitors that we are most conscious of your health and safety during this most concerning time. We are aware that you need to feel comfortable that you can safely come to work and that business will continue as normally as possible over the coming weeks and months ahead.
We understand that everyone is very concerned about control of contagion of the Covid-19 virus and are following the advice provided by the World Health Organisation and Australian Department of Health and sharing preventative advice with our staff and visitors to E-Plas. We are all doing our best to practice excellent personal hygiene and practicing basic infection control.
We are working to reduce contact visits and replacing them with phone or video conferencing where possible. Our customers are welcome to contact their local branch representatives to communicate how they would prefer to engage with E-Plas. Customers may contact their Account Manager or call or email their local E-Plas Branch regarding their upcoming business requirements.
We are identifying at high risk personnel and putting measures in place to reduce risk to such persons. We wish to enable our staff to continue to carry out their day to day work in the best way possible.
We are following government health advice regarding persons exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 or at risk of infection and doing our best to monitor our staff and any potential risk to enable us to act promptly to minimise any possible personal illness or business disruption.
We are adhering to government recommendations regarding any required isolation associated with virus exposure whether locally or due to travel outside Australia. Effective immediately the 14 Day Quarantine / Self-isolation period after exposure to a diagnosed Covid-19 infected person or after overseas travel, applies to all staff and visitors. Staff must have completed 14 Day Quarantine / Self-isolation period and cannot exhibit any Covid-19 symptoms before they are permitted to return to work or visit E-Plas for any purpose.
Our chain of supply and strong national stock holdings remain unaffected at this time and we have had reassurance and regular updates from our overseas and local suppliers that we should not experience disrupted material supply. We continue to trade as per usual.
We understand that many individuals, families and businesses will experience at least some issues due to the Covid-19 pandemic and associated problems, whether they be personal or family illness or business interruptions; we do not take this lightly. It is not only business and people’s physical health that is impacted but emotional and mental health are important considerations too.
Please monitor your own well-being and that of those around you. We should all feel supported and cared for at this time. Remember that it is important to communicate any concerns whether business or personal in a timely fashion so that we may assist you.
We are all working together for the best possible outcome. Following this, are some of the guidelines and practices outlined by the Australian Department of Health that we have adopted.
Lisa Morgan Marshall
You can also go to the Australian Department of Health should you wish to find out more and check for updates regarding Covid-19
Covid-19 Health Information Line Ph: 1800 020 080