March 27, 2020
An update on Haines Marine’s response to COVID-19:
The health and wellbeing of all our employees, customers and suppliers is of paramount importance to us. We have been keeping up to date on all of the developments, and have been issuing regular advice to our employees to limit the spread of any illnesses and working safe with the appropriate restrictions.
For well over a month now, with day by day developments, we have been made aware of delays in supply of parts from some of our key European suppliers. We have been fully operational during this time, however as a result of the government’s decision to move the country into a national emergency lockdown to alleviate the impact of the virus, along with the advice and further restrictions on social contact plus potential supply issues of some parts, we have decided to close the Haines Marine factory from the morning of 30th March 2020.
As things have developed, we have been well prepared for this scenario. You can be assured that we have a robust business continuity plan in place which will enable us to minimise the impact to all our customers, boat owners, suppliers and employees.
Where possible the office will continue to be manned during this period with your phone calls and emails answered. Norfolk does appear to be less affected by this outbreak, although this must not be met with any complacency and we are fully behind the government’s response to the covid-19 pandemic and encourage all staff to fully comply with Public Health England’s advice. We also wish all owners, suppliers and friends continued good health at this challenging time.
We look forward to returning to work in the very near future, completing the boats currently in build, fulfilling all our future orders, completing current developments of the new Haines model to be soon introduced to our range, and enjoying the remainder of the boating season.
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