Important Update on Coronavirus: Our Position

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It is with immense sadness, but a sense of responsibility and in partnership with our Family and our clients, that we have taken the decision to close all Bastows sites effective from 5pm today, 24th March.

Last night’s Government decision to ‘lock down’ left the construction industry uncertain of where we stand- while we are not ‘key workers’ in the sense of NHS and emergency personnel, we were advised sites could remain operational providing the rules were adhered to.

We have multiple staff working at any property, and due to the collaborative nature of construction, it may not always be possible to enforce the 2 metre distancing rule. We have spent the hours since the announcement in discussions with clients and our team, reviewing site operations for every project including welfare use, and have concluded that work cannot reasonably continue if we are to properly protect the health and wellbeing of our people.

Bastows are always committed to doing the right thing by our people, residents and clients, and it is clear to us that this is the only responsible course of action at this time. The wellbeing of others is always our primary concern, and we must rise to this latest challenge if we are to properly embody the key values our Family is governed by.

All sites will be made safe and secured and all affected residents will receive communication as we are able to offer updates.  We will be in constant communication with our team during the initial three week closedown period and trust we will all return revitalised and as committed as ever to Making London Beautiful.

Our Management Team remain on call for any queries or assistance needed. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Please ensure you all stay well and safe, follow the advice from health professionals and look after each other.

It appears that we are in for a very tough time ahead but now more than ever, it is going to be kindness that defines us.

Remember, hate is always foolish, and love is always wise. Always try to be nice and never fail to be kind.

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