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Following the Prime Minister's announcement on the 4th January of a third national lockdown, we have been closely monitoring the latest Covid-19 Government guidance for the construction industry. We'd like to assure you that during this time, we are taking every measure to reduce the risk to our staff, clients and contractors and plan to operate, where possible, as business as usual.

Due to the increased rate of transmission of the new Covid-19 variant, we have made the decision to move all non-essential staff at Garland Head Office to remote working, and they are available to fulfil customer orders and manage queries when required.

On-site at Bristol Head Office, our warehouse operatives are working on rotation, to minimise contact and prioritise staff safety until further notice. These measures are in place to protect our staff and their families, but also to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our contractors and deliver on all ongoing projects.

With a reduced workforce at Head Office, we have temporarily updated our shipping dates.

Our updated shipping dates for the next 2 weeks are as follows:
Thursday 7th January
Tuesday 12th January
Thursday 14th January

We would like to ask all customers to please ensure that orders are placed before midday on the above dates, to guarantee next day delivery. If you have any queries regarding your delivery, please contact the Customer Service Team who are on hand to help you. We will issue a further update on shipping dates, on Friday 15th January.

In preparation for the UK's departure from the EU, we have also taken additional steps to ensure that there are no supply chain delays that could affect your project over the coming months. As a result, Garland UK has prepared and maintained significant stock levels of all products at our Bristol based warehouse.

Our team of Regional Technical Managers are on hand to work with you and will continue to monitor your active projects. Any site inspections will need to be scheduled in advance, to ensure they can be conducted in isolation.

The Regional Technical Managers will be reducing the number of face-to-face meetings in favour of video conference or telephone meetings, however should you need any technical assistance or wish to discuss your roofing needs further, you can contact your local technical expert here.

Garland Approved Contractors are now returning to sites and continue to follow the health and safety advice as set by the Government guidance, to ensure that they operate in a safe manner.

As we continue to monitor the situation closely, we want to thank you for your continued support for Garland UK and look forward to working with you through this challenging time.

More details on Government Covid-19 guidance can be found here:

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