The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is a global pandemic, affecting every one of us. It is an evolving situation and we are actively monitoring and following our government’s regulations and latest guidelines.
Heathcoat Fabrics’ top priority is to ensure the well-being of all our employees, work with our suppliers to help the continuity of our business and maintaining supply to our customers.
We are in close contact with all our customers and continue to support them, prioritising production for critical supply chain demand in the fight against Covid-19. We have also introduced measures to mitigate any disruption to our supply chain. This includes inventory buffers and dual sourcing.
We continue to look at ways we can support our local and wider communities, identifying practical ways we can offer support. For example, we have offered the UK Government our expertise in design, manufacturing, testing and supply of non-medical face coverings. We are continuing to work with both the cabinet office and NHS Procurement in the long-term supply of reusable materials for surgical gowns, scrub fabrics and other vital front-line PPE fabrics.
At the start of the Covid outbreak, we identified the need in the care community for face masks, diverting the supply of a suitable product and manufacturing over 2,000 masks a week which we have supplied free of charge to nursing and care facilities, and individual care workers across the region. Heathcoat Fabrics has also donated 2,500 metres of fabric to ‘Scrub Angel’ groups in the South West, to make urgently needed scrub sets for staff in Hospice, Care and NHS facilities.