Novel Coronavirus

Update 10 January 2020

Both W&S Malaysia and W&S Australia remain unaffected by the Coronavirus.

None of our employees or their families have reported being unwell and there is no spread of the virus within local communities.

Our company wide travel ban remains in place and will do so until the treat recedes.

We remain in close contact with our suppliers and there appears to be no threat to our supply chain.

Any risk to supply, whether from one of our own plants or from our supply chain will be communicated to customers immediately.

Update 31 January 2020

The situation regarding the Coronavirus is changing daily and as such our Senior Management Team is monitoring the situation.

To date we have no indication of any issues with borders, customs or transport.

We are monitoring and will advise if anything of concern should arise.

We have banned all international business travel without the permission of our MD.

All staff on our Australian and Malaysian sites have been interviewed to determine if they, or any of their household, have visited China or Hong Kong. None were found to have done so.

Any employee that applies for leave will be interviewed to determine if they intend to travel to China or Hong Kong and if so, they will not be allowed to attend work for 21 days after they return unless they have a medical certificate to clear them.

We are asking all employees to report any flu-like symptoms and stay away from work.  We are taking this one step further by extending this to members of employee’s household or other people that they come into close contact with.

The employees and, or, their associate must be cleared by a doctor before the employee can return to work with a medical certificate.

As the virus spreads, our operations team is monitoring effected regions and will keep close contact with any suppliers there so that we can maintain a dynamic risk assessment.

Any risk to supply, whether from one of our own plants or from our supply chain will be communicated to customers immediately.

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