Walters COVID-19 Battle Plan
Uncertain and rather scary times! We all have loved ones and colleagues to worry and care about, both in South Africa and overseas. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have already been affected by the COVID-19 virus.
I want to share with you what we are doing at Walters to protect our team and our customers and how we are preparing to meet this nasty bug head on, to assist the national goal of “flattening the curve.” In the Walters Makery we have upped our internationally certified food safety standards to include self-isolation at the first sniff of illness, our Walters bus (that carries staff to and from work) is getting sanitised twice a day, and we have put in place a number of additional immune boosting programmes for our staff.
We are especially keen to help out where we can with supporting our local community of elderly and those who have gone into self-isolation. We will be reaching out to projects who are already assisting and doing great work in local community.
Just to let you know, we are business as usual and panic free! The Walters Team is keeping a close eye on how things progress, but don’t worry… we will keep our doors open. Even if it means that I need to stir a pot or wash a floor (along with my family and kids), in order to ensure that everyone who loves our nougat and biscuits don’t have to self-isolate without them! After all, we all need something to raise our spirits right now. I know I do!
From Paul (teaboy and CEO of Walters)