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Covid-19 Statement from The Board of Directors (27/03/20)

JD COOLING | Covid-19

(Updated 27/03/20)


JD Cooling Group is 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.


This is why we took the difficult but necessary decision earlier this week to continue working in the critical sectors mentioned above. Following on from our statement earlier this week where we addressed this, we wish to clarify the types of work that we deem essential at this time; however, this could change as this situation develops.


The safety and wellbeing of our team, clients and wider community are paramount, and we do not wish to expose anyone to any unnecessary risk by doing non-essential work or work in a sector that is not key during this period. All work will be assessed on a case by case basis.


At present the sectors we will work in and the work we will carry out are detailed below:



  • Food, storage, processing and distribution
  • Pharmaceutical & cleanrooms
  • Utilities
  • Server and data centres


Essential works to be carried out for the above sectors:

  • Servicing to refrigeration equipment
  • Servicing to business-critical items
  • Maintenance to critical refrigeration systems and plant
  • Maintenance to business-critical rooms
  • Installation of critical refrigeration equipment
  • Installation of business-critical items
  • Critical cleaning works


We would like to remind you all that as this pandemic has developed, we have followed the advice, at all times, provided by the Government, WHO and PHE to ensure we are doing everything in our power to ensure the health and safety of you all. A link to the website detailing the risk assessment is here:



We have provided our team with regular updates and followed health and safety guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety through these challenging times.


Beyond this, we have also committed to support our team financially as far as possible, going above and beyond the statutory expectations as outlined by the Government. We have chosen to do this to show our gratitude to each and every one of our team, that is going the extra mile in fulfilling such a key role in keeping things running for the country.


The JD Cooling Group is a strong business, that values its employees. With our pro-active and committed management and dedicated workforce, we will support our clients when they need us most.


Finally, we end by conveying once again our genuine thanks to our team. Their commitment to helping the key industries through this is essential and we are proud that we are able to play our part in keeping the Nation running at this time.


Together we will get through this.


Adam, Hayley, John, Mark, Matt, Richard, Rob and Tony