Following the announcement yesterday (04/01/21) regarding the latest national lockdown, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the stance of the JD Cooling Group.
JD Cooling Group are a key part of the supply chain to many of the critical industries that are so desperately needed at this time; the food sector (that needs us to ensure their equipment is working to enable them to continue putting food on the shelves in the supermarkets), the data centres and server room companies (that play a crucial role in allowing businesses to continue functioning now that staff are being forced to work remotely), the Pharmaceutical industry (that are needed more than ever before to try and bring an end to this problem), and the utilities companies keeping essential power and water.
As such, we will continue to service the needs of our customers as far as reasonably practicable, with the health, safety and wellbeing of our team and customers are at the forefront of our minds.
We will be prioritising works for those in the key sectors and at this present time will continue to support all sectors other than those required to close by law. For those required to close, we will postpone any works for the foreseeable. For clarification, the sectors required to close are listed below. If you should find yourself in one of these sectors and being asked to support the fight against covid-19 (for example by opening as a vaccination centre), please contact us and we will do our utmost to support you.
List of businesses and venues which must close:
- Non-essential retail, such as clothing and homeware stores, vehicle showrooms (other than for rental), betting shops, tailors, tobacco and vape shops, electronic goods and mobile phone shops, auction houses (except for auctions of livestock or agricultural equipment) and market stalls selling non-essential goods. These venues can continue to be able to operate click-and-collect (where goods are pre-ordered and collected off the premises) and delivery services.
- Hospitality venues such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and social clubs; with the exception of providing food and non-alcoholic drinks for takeaway (until 11pm), click-and-collect and drive-through. All food and drink (including alcohol) can continue to be provided by delivery.
- Accommodation such as hotels, hostels, guest houses and campsites, except for specific circumstances, such as where these act as someone’s main residence, where the person cannot return home, for providing accommodation or support to the homeless, or where it is essential to stay there for work purposes
- Leisure and sports facilities such as leisure centres and gyms, swimming pools, sports courts, fitness and dance studios, riding arenas at riding centres, climbing walls, and golf courses.
- Entertainment venues such as theatres, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries, casinos, amusement arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, skating rinks, go-karting venues, indoor play and soft play centres and areas (including inflatable parks and trampolining centres), circuses, fairgrounds, funfairs, water parks and theme parks
- Animal attractions (such as zoos, safari parks, aquariums, and wildlife reserves)
- Indoor attractions at venues such as botanical gardens, heritage homes and landmarks must also close, though outdoor grounds of these premises can stay open for outdoor exercise.
- Personal care facilities such as hair, beauty, tanning and nail salons. Tattoo parlours, spas, massage parlours, body and skin piercing services must also close. These services should not be provided in other people’s homes
- Community centres and halls must close except for a limited number of exempt activities, as set out below. Libraries can also remain open to provide access to IT and digital services – for example for people who do not have it at home – and for click-and-collect services
So, with the above in mind, if you are in need of our support please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please feel reassured that we are following Government & NHS guidelines and advice to ensure that we can support you in the safest way possible. Our team are made aware of, and adhering to, the most recent guidelines. Therefore, please rest assured that even through these challenging times, JD Cooling Group are here to support you and your business.
Together we will get through this.
Adam, Hayley, John, Mark, Matt, Richard, Rob, Tom & Tony