Baltic Control® Group supports the Danish Government, Danish Health Authority and WHO (World Health Organization) guidances and efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
At the moment we remain operational worldwide, and are taking all necessary precautions to protect both our customers and our staff. Most of our office staff work from home, 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 customers and staff against COVID-19 virus we urge EVERYBODY to follow these simple advices from WHO:
Baltic Control® Group has set the following restrictions and precautions for upcoming inspections and audits in the next weeks:
If a person, planned to be present during an inspection/audit, has had physical contact with family or others affected or suspected of coronavirus, audit cannot take place if this person is present.
We encourage that the 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.
The inspector/auditor does not shake hands and there will be general increased attention to hygiene.
In the next weeks 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 2 meters between the persons participating in the inspection/audit.
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 email@example.com
We hope for your understanding that the next weeks 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
These guidelines will be updated on an ongoing basis in accordance with the guidelines of the national health authorities and WHO.
Latest update: 20 March 2020