Kevin Donoghue, solicitor director of Donoghue Solicitors, explains how his firm is dealing with coronavirus.By Kevin Donoghue, Solicitor Director of Donoghue Solicitors
In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, I would like to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the spread of the virus and taking precautionary actions.
We have put measures in place to limit the impact on our clients while reducing the risk of infection and transmission. These include:
- not meeting clients face-to-face in the office or at their homes for the foreseeable future. As usual, we are available to meet virtually by Skype, Facetime, and Google hangouts. We will also keep in touch by phone, email, and post. (Any disability requirements can be addressed. Contact us if this temporary restriction impacts you.)
- remote access capabilities, alternate work locations for employees if required, and continuity plans for critical operations.
- all staff have been advised on prevention measures as recommended by the government. These include sanitising workspaces, following handwashing guidelines, and avoiding touching eyes, nose, or mouth. They are under strict instructions to stay home if they feel unwell and to contact the NHS for advice.
While it is impossible for anyone to predict the spread of the coronavirus and fully understand its impact, it does not alter our focus on continuing to serve you as well as possible. We have the people, technology, and tools to do just that.
On a personal note, I hope everyone stays safe and well in these unsettling times. My focus is the safety and well-being of our clients, employees and the communities we serve, and my thoughts are with those who have been impacted.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.