Important information about coronavirus (COVID-19):

Baltic Control® Group continues to support the Danish Government, Danish Health Authority and WHO (World Health Organization) guidances and efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

We continue to stay operational worldwide, and continue to take all necessary precautions to protect both our clients and our staff. From time to time our office staff work from home to prevent local outbreaks to spread, phones are redirected to mobile phones and business continues therefore as usual: we are 100% available on mail and phones, thus continue the work of servicing our customers worldwide.

Inspections and audits, on the other hand, must necessarily take place in companies, on sites and in the herds in question. In order to protect both clients and staff against COVID-19 virus we urge EVERYBODY to follow these simple advices from WHO:
 

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water
     

  • Avoid physical contact! Maintain a distance of min. 2 meters to others
     

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
     

  • Practice respiratory hygiene meaning cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with either your sleve or a paper tissue (and safely dispose the tissue immediately after)
     

  • Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover

Source: WHO


Baltic Control® Group has set the following restrictions and precautions for upcoming inspections and audits in the next months:

BEFORE INSPECTION/AUDIT:
If a person present during an inspection/audit are infected with Covid-19 or have symptoms of Covid-19 inspection/audit cannot take place.

If a person, planned to be present during an inspection/audit, has had physical contact with persons affected or suspected of coronavirus, we strongly recommend that all persons present during inspection/audit wear face masks and keep a minimum of 2m distance.

We encourage that the infected person is repatriated in quarantine, but if this action is not taken, the farm/herd, site or company responsible person is urged to contact the BC auditor/inspector or contact the BC office as soon as possible and state if this person will be present during the audit. We will set a new inspection/audit date if there is a need to postpone scheduled inspections/audits based on the risk of coronavirus.

Of course, in addition to the above, it also applies if the inspector/auditor should quarantine or get in physical contact with infected persons.


DURING INSPECTION/AUDIT:
The inspector/auditor does not shake hands and there will be general increased attention to hygiene.

In the next months we will try to carry out inspections/audits with as little physical contact as possible. Therefore, there may be parts of the inspection/audit that will take place using Skype / Facetime / mobile cameras. We also ask for a distance of more than 1 meters between the persons participating in the inspection/audit. In special situations 2 meters.

Baltic Control® Group continues to follow all COVID-19 related developments and will inform our customers directly in case changes might affect you and the service we provide for you. Please always feel free to contact your usual Baltic Control® contact person if you have any specific questions. We are also available on mail baltic@balticcontrol.com

We hope for your understanding that the next months inspection/audits will be a little different than under normal circumstances. But we will do everything we can to service you and your TIC needs while we all fight and prevent spreading the coronavirus.  
 

Updated information on coronavirus can be found on the Danish Health Authority website: click here

Link to WHO website with updated information: Click here

Link to TIC Council concerning COVID-19: Click here


These guidelines will be updated on an ongoing basis in accordance with the guidelines of the national health authorities and WHO.

Latest update: 9. September 2020

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